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Texas Trucking Accident Kills Semi-Truck Driver And Injures Another


Two rock haulers collided near the city of Rhome, Texas earlier this month, in a devastating trucking accident that left one semi-truck driver dead and injured a third driver who lost control of his vehicle because of the accident. The Texas trucking accident occurred at 4:40 a.m. on U.S. 287, a major road running from Tarrant County into Wise County, just two miles south of Rhome, causing 287 to be closed for several hours. If you have suffered injuries in a serious trucking accident in Texas caused by another driver’s negligence, contact our experienced trucking accident attorneys at Bandas Law Firm to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and other losses related to the accident.


“An eastbound semi-truck w/trailer crossed U.S. 287 in front of southbound semi-truck trailer and clipped it; the impact struck the fuel tank of the southbound semi-truck; the driver lost control and was ejected from the semi-truck,” reported Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Lonny Haschel after the Texas trucking accident occurred. After the truck driver was ejected from the vehicle, the driverless rock hauler then crossed the median and crashed into a ditch on the northbound side, catching fire. The devastating trucking accident resulted in the death of the ejected truck driver and injuries to the driver of a pickup truck who lost control of his vehicle and overturned in the midst of the collision. That driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the other rock hauler suffered no injuries.


Too often, deadly trucking accidents occur in Texas because of avoidable circumstances like a semi-truck driver’s inattention or fatigue, which are common factors in commercial truck accidents in Texas and across the United States. If you have been injured in a Texas trucking accident, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, consult our qualified truck accident lawyers at Bandas Law Firm today. Our law firm is located in Corpus Christi, and our knowledgeable trucking accident attorneys have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of victims of truck accidents involving semi-trucks, tractor trailers and other commercial trucks. With the help of our reputable trucking accident lawyers on your side, you can seek fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries, and protect yourself and your family from further harm.