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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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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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Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

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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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