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South Texas Man Dead after 18-Wheeler Accident

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

A man is dead following a fatal accident in which his vehicle struck a piece of equipment being hauled on the back of a tractor-trailer.

About the South Texas Trucking Accident

  • According to reports, the accident happened shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 361 in Ingleside, approximately 17 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • While the identity of the man has not been released, investigators believe he may have been on his way to work when the accident occurred.
  • The tractor-trailer was carrying a load of sheet metal, part of which was hanging over the side of the trailer and was struck by a car traveling the opposite direction.
  • The sheet metal crashed into the driver’s side of the oncoming car, killing the vehicle's only occupant.
  • The truck driver was tracked down by police. The driver stated that he had felt a bump, pulled over to check his load and continued his commute not knowing anything was wrong.

Trucking Accident Statistics

  • According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 3,341 fatal accidents were recorded in 2011 resulting in 3,757 deaths.
  • The agency has also recorded a recent increase in the number of accidents noting that 3,271 fatal large truck accidents occurred in 2010 and 2,983 in 2009.
  • In addition to those who lost their live in trucking accidents in 2011, another 88,000peole were injured.
  • In all, commercial vehicle accidents cost the U.S. roughly $190 billion between 2009 and 2011.
Contact an Experienced Trucking Accident Attorney

Thomas J. Henry have handled a multitude of 18-wheeler accidents over the past two decades and continue to handle many of the largest 18-wheeler accident cases throughout the United States. Whether the company is small or large, our success is not an accident; it is because we understand how trucking companies operate. We represent clients/victims all over the country.

Thomas J. Henry are available to respond to trucking accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition, or acquiring, of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact our offices – we are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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