David Michael McBryde of East Texas has died from his injuries following a truck accident. The collision occurred sometime around 3:30 a.m. The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that the 54-year-old man of Bloomburg was driving a Chevrolet Lumina headed eastbound on Hwy 155 when he crossed over in the westbound lanes on a curve and collided head on with an 18-wheeler that was travelling in the opposite direction.
The driver of the 18-wheeler, 39-year-old Juan Carlos Alvarado of Tyler was treated at Good Shepherd Medical Center and has since been released. A Cass County Justice of the Peace pronounced the driver of the Lumina, David Michael McBryde, dead at the scene at about 4:00 A.M.
It is difficult to fathom the thought of celebrating the holidays following any fatalities from truck accidents. Our thoughts and prayers are with the McBrydes in their time of grief.
Truck accidents are devastating. The size and weight of an 18-wheeler, paired with a sleep deprived driver can be deadly to other drivers on the road. In rushing, to get from point A to point B, truck drivers often speed, making their oversized vehicles unstoppable. Unequivocally, the chances of surviving an accident with an 18-wheeler are slim to none. On the other hand, 18-wheeler drivers are also sucesptible to injuries due to rollovers caused by load shifting.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident involving an 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle and have questions, call a Texas personal injury attorney at 713-454-7875.
– Article By Richard Weaver