On Highway 75, an accident involving a semi truck and two additional vehicles occurred near the Texas Travel Plaza in Grayson County, Texas last week.
Cars on the highway had slowed as the Northbound lane narrowed down to one lane. Unfortunately, while the cars did slow down, a tractor trailer truck did not and it slammed into one car and side-swiped another.
The semi truck did not stop even after it hit these two cars. The big rig continued across the medium into oncoming traffic, coming to a final rest in the grass of the Texas Travel Plaza.
The semi driver was taken to TMC with minor injuries, but the driver of one car was airlifted from the scene to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Authorities say he was unresponsive at the scene and is currently in critical condition.
The semi driver was cited/ticketed for failure to control speed.
A traffic accident involving a large truck, such as an 18-wheeler or semi truck, can have disastrous consequences. A typical fully loaded large commercial truck can weigh over 80,000 pounds, while average passenger cars weigh closer to 3,000 pounds. Because of truck size alone, any collision between a truck and another vehicle is likely to result in serious, even fatal, injuries.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries by bringing a legal claim against the responsible parties. The Texas Trucking Accident Attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, LLP have extensive experience representing the families of fatal accident victims in wrongful death actions. As experienced trial lawyers, we will take your case to court and aggressively pursue your claims.
Attorney Jonathan S. Harris is board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Together with his partners and their associates, Mr. Harris fights relentlessly for those affected by fatal trucking, motorcycle, and car accidents throughout Texas.
SMSH represents clients and families in injury and wrongful death actions related to fatal accidents on highways, interstates, expressways, and freeways in the Houston area, including Loop 610, Beltway 8, Sam Houston Tollway, 99 (Grand Parkway), I-10, 59, 527, 261, I-45, and various other roadways throughout Texas.