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WF Man Killed in Semi Truck Wreck

On Sunday, a Wichita Falls man was killed after his pickup truck collided with a semi truck in Stephens County, Oklahoma. According to News Oklahoma, the incident happened sometime after 10:00 a.m. on State Highway 29, near Wrights Corner. For currently unknown reasons, 36-year-old Aaron Esquibel’s pickup truck collided with a semi truck. The commercial truck was carrying an oversized load, but there’s no word on whether or not that had anything to do with the wreck.

Big Rig Wreck in Oklahoma

We do know that the roadway was wet at the time of the crash, but authorities haven’t said whether or not the weather was a factor for the crash. News Oklahoma reports that Esquibel was headed east at the time of the crash, and the big rig, driven by 62-year-old Phillip Garside, was headed west. Sadly, Esquibel succumbed to his injuries on the scene. Garside did not report any injuries after the crash.

Federal Regulations for Semi Trucks

Since this crash is still under investigation with authorities, very little information has been released. Crashes involving tractor trailers and commercial trucking vehicles often require much more in depth investigations. Semi truck drivers and trucking companies have a variety of additional federal safety regulations to follow for legal operation. These vehicles are so much larger and heavier than other automobiles on the roadway. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the agency tasked with regulating the commercial trucking industry.

Big Rig Crashes in Texas and Oklahoma

Since commercial trucks are so large, drivers, owners and operators have additional rules to follow to keep everybody on the roadways safe. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving a semi truck, the investigation will typically be much more complicated and lengthy than if only traditional passenger vehicles were involved. This is why it’s important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side after a wreck.

After a Tractor Trailer Crash

After any kind of wreck, it’s a good idea to speak with a personal injury attorney. Cases involving big rigs can be especially complicated due to the federal regulations involved. An attorney can stay on top of investigative developments from multiple agencies and make sure your rights are being protected. The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Aaron Esquibel.

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Fatal 18-Wheeler Crash near Slidell

Last week, a crash near Slidell involving a semi-truck took the life of a Sanger woman. According to the Wise County Messenger, 64-year-old Anita Eugster was headed westbound on Farm Road 455 on Wednesday morning just before the crash. As she attempted to turn south at the intersection for Farm Road 51, her car was struck by an 18-wheeler. Witness reports indicate that both vehicles were airborne in the moments following the collision.

Sadly, Eugster died on the scene as a result of her injuries. Her four-year-old granddaughter was air lifted to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth for treatment. As of Thursday, she was still listed in critical condition, but there’s no word on the extent of her injuries. Witnesses jumped into action to help the victims, and first responders were swiftly on the scene.

Although the large tanker truck overturned on the west side of the roadway, slid and crashed into recreational vehicles nearby, the driver was able to walk away from the scene. Thankfully, the tanker was hauling saltwater at the time, so the risk of a large explosion wasn’t as great as it could have been.

Crashes Involving 18-Wheelers

Crashes involving large commercial trucks can be devastating and fatal for drivers and passengers in lighter cars and trucks. Semi trucks are so much larger and heavier than traditional passenger occupant vehicles, and truck drivers have a duty to drive responsibly to keep roadways in Texas and across the country safe for other motorists.

Keeping Roadways Safe

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been charged with regulating the commercial trucking industry to improve safety for commercial and non-commercial drivers across the country. Since big rigs are so large and heavy, commercial truck drivers and trucking companies have additional rules and regulations to follow to keep everybody safe.

After a Semi Truck Crash

Investigations involving semi truck crashes need to be incredibly in depth. Commercial truck drivers have more rules and regulations to follow than other drivers on the roadway. It’s important to have a lawyer with semi-truck case experience who can help to determine if any safety violations were made or if any of the laws governing the safe operation of a large truck were broken at the time of a crash. The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Anita Eugster and wishes her granddaughter a full and speedy recovery.

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Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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