Have you seen a Smart Car get hit by an 18-wheeler truck? Do you know what a smart car looks like after getting hit by a big rig truck? The answer: horrible. On January 4, 2014, after 1:00 am, Porter Fire Department responded to a serious truck accident. The big rig accident happened on US 59 between FM 1314 and Community Drive. At the horrific scene, the authorities arrived to find a female lying on the freeway. They also found a Smart Car on the road with a ridiculous amount of damage. The Kroger Company owns the Freightliner 18-wheeler. The truck accident resulted in major front end and side damage to the tractor-trailer.
The injured lady was immediately taken by to a Houston Hospital due to her critical condition. We expect that she is hurting from neck and back injuries.
The Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the crash. DPS said the driver of the 18-wheeler headed northbound. The DPS believe that the truck changed lanes from right to left and did not see the vehicle next to him. The DPS believe that the big rig truck pushed the Smart Car into the concrete barrier. According to reports, the Smart Car went over the concrete wall. The driver was thrown from the back of the car.
While the investigation continues, we imagine that the injured woman’s family will have their own questions. Attorneys often investigate accidents with their own private investigators. If you have questions regarding truck accidents, feel free to contact a Houston, Texas lawyer at 713-572-4900.
– Article By Richard Weaver