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Fatal Semi Truck Crash in Gould, OK

On Wednesday, a woman was killed in a crash involving a semi truck in Gould, Oklahoma. According to KSWO ABC News Channel Seven, the crash happened on U.S. Highway 62 at about noon. The crash, which happened about 25 miles west of Altus, took the life of 62-year-old Mary Springs, of Eldorado, and injured a 47-year-old truck driver named Chris Stewart. He was airlifted to the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Although very few details about this crash have been released, we do know that the trailer of the cattle-hauling semi truck crushed the victim’s car beside the roadway.

Deadly Tractor Trailer Crash on Highway 62

Another semi truck driver was transported to the Harmon County Hospital, but has since been released. There has been no word on the extent of that person’s injuries, but the driver who was airlifted reportedly suffered from internal injuries. At this time, we do not know how this truck crash happened, but the victim’s vehicle was apparently off of the highway when the tractor trailer toppled over and crushed her automobile. Officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) are likely still investigating the cause of this crash.

Truck Accident Statistics

  • 3,964 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2013.
  • In 2012, an estimated 104,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks.
  • In 2013, an estimated 95,000 people were injured in large truck crashes.
  • In 2013, 71 percent of people killed in large-truck crashes were occupants of other vehicles.
  • 79 percent of the fatal crashes involving large trucks in 2013 occurred on weekdays.
  • In 2013, two percent of the large-truck drivers involved in fatal crashes had blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of .08 g/dL or higher.

Truck Accidents in Texoma

The commercial trucking industry has additional federal rules and regulations to follow, and cases involving semi trucks are often lengthy and complex. It’s possible that state and federal officials will be investigating the tractor trailer crash on Highway 62 for the weeks or months to come. After any kind of semi truck accident, it’s important to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney who has truck accident experience.

The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to Mary Springs’ family members and friends and wishes a speedy and full recovery to the injured truck driver.

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Five People Killed in Semi Truck Crash

In the early hours of Sunday morning, five people were killed and multiple others were injured in a crash involving an 18-wheeler in Fort Worth. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the multi-car crash happened on Interstate 30, between Oakland Boulevard and Beach Street, at about 2:30 a.m. Initially, there was only a relatively minor crash on the roadway, but a semi truck also crashed and then caught fire. This nine-vehicle crash involved 17 people and took the lives of five.

Good Samaritan Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash

One of the people killed was actually a good samaritan who stopped to help a stranded driver. Steve and Tracy Franklin were part of a local Jeep club that helps stranded motorists during winter storms. Steve was killed in the crash and Tracey was critically injured and taken to John Peter Smith Hospital. At this time, there’s no word on her condition. Additionally, 43-year-old Veronica Gonzales and 42-year-old Mary Hernandez, of Fort Worth, were both killed in the crash. Additional names haven’t been released yet.

17 People Injured in Crash

Injuries were initially described as minor to critical and life threatening. At this time, we don’t know any of the injured victim’s current conditions or the extent of injuries involved. No less than Eight MedStar units were dispatched to the crash scene. At least one person had to be airlifted to Parkland Hospital too.

Crashes Involving Semi Trucks in Texoma

The tractor-trailer involved was a Ryder truck, getting ready to deliver the Sunday edition of the Star-Telegram. Since commercial trucks are so much larger and heavier than traditional passenger vehicles, they’re required to follow additional rules and regulations to keep roadways safe. This means that accident investigations involving semi trucks are often much more complicated and in depth than investigations involving only small passenger vehicles and light trucks. Multiple investigative agencies may be involved, and the process can be lengthy.

At this time, very few details about this crash have been released. We haven’t heard what caused it or why the 18-wheeler crashed and caught fire. The cause of the multi-car crash is likely still under investigation with authorities. The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest heartfelt condolences to the family members, friends and loved ones of the people who were killed in this terrible crash. We also wish swift and full recoveries for all of the injured victims.

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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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We`re available to answer your legal questions.
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Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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