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Semi Truck Crash in Dallas

On Monday afternoon, a semi truck crashed on Interstate 45 in Dallas. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the one-vehicle wreck happened in the northbound lanes of I-45 over a bridge, near Simpson Stuart Road. The truck driver apparently lost control of the large big rig, and the cab portion of the truck slid over the edge of the bridge. The trailer remained overturned in the roadway until Tuesday, as the front portion of the truck dangled above the ground.

Truck Driver Escapes Cab Dangling Off Bridge

Thankfully, the truck driver was able to escape from the cab by jumping into a creek below the bridge. He then climbed back up the median and called emergency services. Lieutenant Matthew Edwards, of the Dallas Police Department, said the driver was lucky to escape with his life. Although few details were released about the crash, and the cause is likely still under investigation, the bridge was reportedly covered with ice at the time of the crash. Luckily, no other vehicles were involved, and the truck driver was able to escape safely.

Crashes Involving Semi Trucks in Texoma

Wrecks involving semi trucks and smaller passenger occupant vehicles can be devastating and deadly for victims. Tractor-trailers are so much larger and heavier than smaller cars and light trucks. Commercial truck drivers and trucking companies have additional rules and regulations to follow in order to keep the roads safe for all users. If truck drivers or commercial trucking companies are found to have violated regulations that resulted in an injury-causing or fatal crash, they need to be held accountable.

After a Tractor Trailer Accident

In 2012, 3,921 people were killed and 104,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks. Semi truck accidents can leave victims in the hospital, or worse. If you’ve been injured in a tractor trailer accident, you need to have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side as soon as possible. Cases involving commercial trucks are much more complicated than cases involving only traditional passenger occupant vehicles. There are additional rules and federal regulations involved and more in depth investigative efforts may be necessary to determine the cause of the crash.

Wichita Falls Truck Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving a semi truck, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free case consultation today.

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Fatal NCTC Bus Crash

On Friday night, a crash in Oklahoma took the lives of four North Central Texas College (NCTC) students. According to KFDX News Channel Three, 15 members of the NCTC women’s softball team were on the bus at the time of the crash. For currently unknown reasons, a semi-truck struck their bus head-on. The four NCTC students killed in the crash were 18-year-old Katelynn Woodlee, 19-year-old Meagan Richardson, 20-year-old Jaiden Pelton and 20-year-old Brooke Deckard.

The collision happened on I-35, near Ardmore, Oklahoma. The particular stretch of I-35 has a speed limit of 70 miles per hour, and no cable barriers between the opposing lanes. There was only a wide grassy median between the northbound and southbound lanes. The team was returning to Gainesville from a game with Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma. First responders and witnesses were on the scene shortly after the crash.

Injured Softball Player From Burkburnett

One of the surviving victims, Kaylea Armstrong, is from Burkburnett. She recounted her experience in the crash and shared memories of her teammates and friends with KFDX News. Kaylea suffered from lacerations to her back, arms and head and required around 40 stitches and five staples.

Deadly Crash Still Under Investigation

At this time, the crash is still under investigation with authorities. The driver was reportedly distracted by something in the cab of the truck prior to the crash. Investigators are still putting pieces of the puzzle together, but apparently, the driver did not make the slight curve in the road, and they found no skid marks to indicate evasive maneuvers.

Medical Records of Truck Driver Subpoenaed

According to The Oklahoman, federal investigators have subpoenaed the medical records of the semi truck driver, in accordance with investigative procedures involving mass-casualty crashes. Investigators are likely going to try to rule out whether or not any potential medical issues or medications could have been factors in the collision.

On Sunday night, fellow students, teammates, loved ones and friends held a candlelight vigil on the NCTC campus, and as of Monday, two of the injured young women were still in the hospital. The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest heartfelt condolences to the family members, friends, loved ones and teammates of Katelynn Woodlee, Meagan Richardson, Jaiden Pelton and Brooke Deckard. We also wish full and speedy recoveries to all of the young women injured in this tragic crash.

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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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