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Albert Garrett in fatal 18-wheeler accident in Chilton, Texas.

| Apr 27, 2015 | Truck Accidents |

Reports coming out of Chilton, Texas state Albert Patrick Garrett of Troy, Texas was involved in a vehicle accident that also involved an 18-wheeler. According to law enforcement, the accident occurred at about 6 AM at the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and State Highway 7. Police believe that Garrett was driving north on Highway 77 when an 18-wheeler that was driving west collided with Garrett’s Chevrolet pick-up truck. It is believed that the 18-wheeler slid into the northbound lanes because of the wet weather. Garrett died from the injuries he sustained in the accident while the driver of the 18-wheeler, Louis Diggs Holms was not injured at all. We wonder if this case could trigger a wrongful death claim.

Accidents involving 18-wheelers are not uncommon in Texas.

Reports coming out of San Antonio state that one individual suffered critical injuries due to an accident that involved three 18-wheelers, a truck, and a few cars. According to law enforcement, the accident occurred at about 1:30 PM on I-10 near Fair Oaks. One of the car drivers, the driver of a Corvette, was speeding and rear-ended an SUV. The SUV was pushed into the median and subsequently collided with a truck. Moment later, three 18-wheelers collided, which caused a few cars to collide with them. The Corvette driver was not injured at all, while one of the passengers in the SUV was taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries. One of the people in one of the cars in the 18-wheeler involved accident was hospitalized with serious injuries.

— Article by Richard D. Weaver, a Texas personal injury attorney. 

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