Articles Posted in Truck Accidents

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bigstock-Car-Crash-Irony-4324875-1024x683Though vehicle crash fatality rates have been steadily creeping upward with more cars – and especially trucks – hitting the road in the post-recession years, today’s models aren’t scrimping on the safety features. As many as 10 airbags are spread around a new-vehicle’s cabin these days to provide maximum occupant protection in a collision, with a growing number of cars and trucks now offering advanced safety systems that can help drivers avoid getting into crashes in the first place.

But until perhaps all vehicles on the highway drive themselves, cars will still get into collisions, some due to weather conditions, others because of mechanical issues, but largely because of driver error. And while all vehicles are required to meet a set of complex federal safety standards and most cars get good grades in crash tests, as insurance loss statistics released by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) illustrate, some vehicles inherently protect their occupants better than others in a crash.

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Raymond, of Dallas, Texas shares his experience and level of satisfaction with Dallas truck accident lawyers Reyes Browne Reilley while helping him recover from damages stemming from a car wreck in McKinney.

“Hello, my name is Raymond Jones. I was in an automobile accident approximately three and a half years ago, rear-ended by an 18-wheeler. We were impacted two times, my brother and I. I was driving the vehicle. My brother was in the passenger seat. We both suffered neck and head injuries. My neck and head injuries more or less cleared up with physical therapy. We were directed to a physical therapy company in McKinney, Texas by the lawyers here. My brother and I went through quite a bit of physical therapy. I ended up having the vagal nerve in my back pinched, which caused issues with my heart and lungs.

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Ronald, of Dallas, Texas, shares his experience and level of satisfaction with our 18 wheeler & trucking accident attorneys while helping him recover from damages stemming from a truck wreck in Dallas.

“On August 31st, 2016, I was hit by an 18-wheeler.

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Have you ever been forced into another lane, or off the road, by an 18-wheeler?

It’s a common occurrence and is one of the biggest reasons people contact the 18-wheeler accident attorneys at Reyes Browne & Reilley.

Big rig drivers have such large blind spots it’s not surprising that so many accidents involve tractor trailers.

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DB5lkghVoAEPMDy-300x225Police in Arlington have closed Interstate 30 at Cooper Street after a pursuit of a tractor-trailer ended in flames. Police said that SWAT teams were working a standoff with the stopped vehicle and at 3:20pm reported that “the occupant of the 18-wheeler is in custody.”

Traffic conditions are extremely congested and are not expected to improve soon. “Both sides of I-30 at Cooper remain closed. Avoid the area,”  Arlington police advised on Twitter.

An Arlington police spokesman described the chain of events at the scene, saying that a Fort Worth police officer tried to pull over an 18-wheeler “traveling at a high rate of speed.”

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march-12-2017-cleburne-wreck-2CLEBURNE – An East Texas woman died and a passenger in her vehicle was critically injured early Sunday when their van collided with an 18-wheeler early Sunday, police said.

The wreck occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Farm Road 1434 at U.S. 67.

The victim was identified as Honey Reavis, 30, of Nacogdoches. She was pronounced dead at 1:47 a.m, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website.

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BENBROOK – Two people were killed after a semi-truck collided with a pickup in Benbrook that shut down Interstate 20 in both directions Friday afternoon.

The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday in the 7600 block of SW Loop 820 along I-20. Police say both of the vehicles were going westbound when they crashed near the 429A exit.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene. A third person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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07082014Westbound Interstate 20 near the Scottsville exit was shut down for several hours early morning September 19 as Harrison County first responders cleaned up the burnt wreckage of a semi truck. According to Harrison County police, the incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. when an 18-wheeler traveling westbound on I-20 rear-ended another 18-wheeler.

The semi that caused the crash caught fire, engulfing the rig and killing two people. Investigators have not released the names of the victims and are still investigating the full details of the crash. As of 9:30 a.m. westbound traffic was still being diverted onto Exit 628 as crews remove the disabled trucks.

18-wheeler truck accidents are among the most deadly types of traffic collisions on Texas highways. The size and power of these vehicles often results in more serious impact and trauma injuries, which often turn fatal. Because semi trucks cannot maneuver as quickly and easily as a smaller car, drivers are unable to avoid many collisions.

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