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Eric Royster of Atlas Van Lines dies after getting hit by 18-wheeler.

Eric Royster, an employee with Atlas Van Lines, died in a recent Harrison County truck accident after 18-wheeler crashed into him on I-20. The incident occurred near Waskom and Scottsville, Texas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. His family may have questions about the incident. We believe that an 18-wheeler caught fire on I-20 Tuesday morning, which prompted the driver to exit his vehicle and examine the source of the fire. After the man got out of his vehicle, another 18-wheeler truck driver stuck him, which resulted in his death and a possible wrongful death case. Why did this truck driver strike him? If he were keeping a proper lookout, would this victim still be alive? How long had the truck driver been on the road? Attorneys conduct their own investigation and look into travel logs. Was the driver on his cell phone causing him to be a distracted driver?

Atlas Van Lines released the following statement,  "This is an incredibly tragic accident, and we're deeply saddened to hear that Eric Royster lost his life. We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Royster," the statement said. "We are investigating this incident, and will continue to look into it as evidence becomes available." We feel the same for the family and friends of Mr. Royster. We hope they get the help they need.

 - Article by Richard D. Weaver, a Texas personal injury lawyer.


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