Texas Teen In Critical Condition After Being Hit, Dragged By 18-Wheeler
3 April 2014No Comments
A 17-year-old Texas student remains in critical condition after being struck by a semi-truck early this week while walking to school on the northwest side of San Antonio. The devastating trucking accident took place on the morning of March 31, at about 8:30 a.m., within the city limits of San Antonio in an area where there are no sidewalks. Unfortunately, despite nationwide efforts to reduce the risk of wrecks involving tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks, trucking accidents are actually occurring more frequently, both in Texas and across the country. If you have suffered injuries in a Texas trucking accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal wreck with an 18-wheeler, contact our reputable attorneys at Bandas Law Firm for legal help. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the person or party found at-fault in the accident, in order to pursue financial compensation for your losses.
Victim Hospitalized With Critical Injuries
According to police, 17-year-old Cody Culp, a junior at O’Connor High School, was walking on Leslie Road just east of Braun Road when he was offered a ride to school by an acquaintance. As he crossed the road to get in the friend’s vehicle, he was struck by an 18-wheeler whose driver attempted to avoid hitting him, but struck a vehicle and then the teen. Investigators report that Culp was dragged 30 to 40 feet and was then pinned under the tractor-trailer until emergency personnel arrived. “He was dragged for quiet a bit, probably about 30 to 40 feet,” said Sgt. Javier Salazar of the San Antonio Police Department. “For a while, he was pinned under the 18-wheeler. However, emergency crews got here rather quickly. They were able to get him out.” Culp was transported to University Hospital following the Texas trucking accident, where he remains in critical condition.
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Although authorities reported that speed did not appear to be a factor in the trucking accident, police blocked off Leslie Road and the surrounding area to investigate the collision. “It looks like an unfortunate accident,” said Salazar following the wreck. “However, we will be looking at all aspects of it.” According to one resident, tractor-trailers are not supposed to be driving on that block of Leslie Road, but they do anyway. If you have been seriously injured in a trucking accident in Corpus Christi, or elsewhere in Texas, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Bandas Law Firm today to discuss your legal options. Our law firm is located in Corpus Christi, and our attorneys have years of experience protecting the rights of trucking accident victims and their families throughout the state of Texas.