A 28-year-old woman suffered multiple injuries this week in a collision with a tanker truck in Burleson, Texas.

The tanker truck was traveling south on Farm-to-Market Road 1902 when the driver, Charles Cedric Wilson, passed hit stop. Wilson pulled into a private driveway in order to turn around. When backing out of the driveway to head back north, the truck lost traction on the dirt shoulder and got stuck, blocking FM 1902.

Wilson exited the truck to direct traffic around it, according to police.

Kristy Lynn Tullis, a resident of Joshua, Texas and mother of 2, was heading north on FM 1902 in a Chevrolet Equinox. She struck the tanker truck on its right side.

Tullis was transported by air ambulance to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth where she is being treated for multiple facial fractures, a blood clot in her brain and possibly other injuries, according to her sister, Carrie Driver. Driver said the full extent of Tullis’ injuries wasn’t yet clear and that she had been kept sedated due to the nature of the injuries.

Police said they did not yet know how fast Tullis was driving and said the truck driver had not yet been cited in the accident.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, trucking company 3-Star Daylighting LP, which owns the tanker truck involved in the accident, has been involved at least 23 trucking accidents in the past 24 months. Of these, 15 involved injuries and 2 were fatal.

In any accident that involves a tractor-trailer, early investigation is key to preserving the evidence, starting with a thorough analysis of the accident scene. Other evidence that should be reviewed includes:

  • Data recorders
  • Dispatch records
  • Hours of Service logs
  • Maintenance & inspection logs
  • Weight reports
  • Driver employment application and history
  • Records of prior collisions & traffic violations
  • Truck company’s safety records

The attorneys at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience in successfully handling trucking accident claims. Our Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyers offer assistance to accident victims throughout the entire state of Texas.

If you or someone you love was injured in an accident involving a tanker truck, we can help you protect your legal rights. Contact Texas 18-wheeler accident attorney Jonathan Harris today at (713) 364-0723.