The driver of an 18-wheeler semi-truck in Texas hit a young man’s vehicle on Friday, June 7 and fled the scene of the accident. The truck was driving eastbound on Highway 290 and ran a red light, running directly into another man’s vehicle. The truck is reported to be a white dump trailer that will have some obvious damage after the hit and run incident. The hit and run victim was driving a new work truck that is now totaled from the impact of the crash.
The area near the accident was under construction and there were many crew members in the area at the time of the crash. Some of those construction workers ran to help the young man that was hit after the semi-truck kept going. The victim, who suffered moderate injuries claims that he is not upset that more people didn’t stop to help him, but he pleads for anyone with information on the semi-truck or its driver to speak up.
– Article By Richard Weaver
The local police department reports that their records show a 26 percent increase in the number of cases in which drivers fail to stop and render aid after an accident. In response to such dramatic increase, the department has created a new Leaving the Scene Unit to handle the growing number of hit and run cases in the area. The police department and the victim’s family are still hoping that someone may have gotten the license plate number or a glimpse of the driver of the semi-truck involved.
Unfortunately, Texas has seen a rise in the number of truck accidents, leaving many victims searching for answers. Personal injury attorneys who specialize in defending the victims in 18-wheeler accidents may be able to help provide some of those answers.
Source: KHOU, “Manor family searches for answers in hit-and-run crash”, Shelton Green, June 11, 2013