An 18-wheeler truck accident happened today near Lufkin, Texas. The accident is near Farm-to-Marker 460. There were major delays on highway 80. Truck accidents happen too often in Texas and its major road ways.
It is not known if there were any other vehicles involved, but there was major wreckage in the road. Also, a Care Flight helicopter left the scene. Fire crews were called to put out the fire.
The 18-wheeler truck caught fire. It happended on the Trinity River bridge. It blocked the eastbound lane of highway 80. We are monitoring news outlets to determine what injuries may have been sustained in the incident.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a Large Truck Crash Causation Study. They did this to examine and learn the reasons for serious crashes involving large trucks. They are often complex events. They also usually involve two or more vehicles. Things that influence the occurrence of a crash may take place hours, days or months before a crash happens. These things may be related to driver training, experience, vehicle design and manufacture. They may also be connected to highway condition, traffic signaling and weather conditions. Sometimes they result from other elements like a tire blowout or a loose or lost tire. an experienced lawyer can help in the process of investigating certain serious truck accidents that are complex in scope.
If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident or an accident involving an 18-wheeler, consult an attorney to learn about your rights. You may have questions regarding how to pay for medical bills or other damages. If you have questions, we want to help. You can reach an attorney at 713-454-7875.
- Article By Richard Weaver