Texas Grandmother Killed In Tragic Rollover Accident Involving Dump Truck
5 December 2013No Comments
A Texas woman who was taking her grandson home last month was killed when a dump truck rolled over onto her car after colliding with another vehicle. The grandson miraculously survived the devastating accident, but 58-year-old Trish Foulkrod was not so lucky. If you have been injured in a Corpus Christi truck accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal wreck in Texas, consult our reputable attorneys at Bandas Law Firm for legal help. With our lawyers on your side, you may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the driver found at-fault in the accident, in order to pursue financial compensation for your losses.
Dump Truck Rolls Over Onto Passenger Car
According to authorities, the fatal truck accident took place early on the morning of November 11, as a dump truck was traveling on Farm to Market 1626 in Buda, Texas. Reports indicate that the truck was headed east when its driver, Armando Santian, lost control and struck a car in the opposite lane that had stopped when it saw the dump truck swerving. After colliding with the other vehicle, Santian’s truck then toppled onto a third car, with Foulkrod and her grandson inside, burying the vehicle with what appeared to be a load of dirt. According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Jacob Burlison, the dump truck hit a guardrail before landing on Foulkrod’s car, and “It’s a miracle” that the baby survived the accident.
Preventing Texas Truck Accidents
In the aftermath of the fatal truck accident, area residents have raised concerns about the safety of the heavily traveled stretch of FM 1626, which is the main connector between that section of Hays County and Austin, and is currently under construction. Although many believe the construction that is underway will help make the Texas roadway safer and prevent such tragic accidents, others are questioning what appear to be some major flaws in the plan. “My main concern is they’re not adding any extra stop lights for us trying to get out on the east side [of 1626] going north,” said resident Kirk Varney. “so we’re going to have to cross two or three lanes of traffic now.”
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today
The cause of the Texas trucking accident is still under investigation, although residents of the area are placing the blame on motorists traveling at excessive speeds through the construction zone. If you have suffered serious injuries in an auto accident in Texas that you believe was caused by another motorist speeding or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, contact our lawyers at Bandas Law Firm today. Our law firm is located in Corpus Christi, and our attorneys have years of experience protecting the rights of trucking accident victims throughout the state of Texas.