Texas 18-Wheeler Truck Driver May Face Charges After Running Red Light, Killing Motorist
There is no doubt that most 18-wheeler truck drivers who drive trucks for a living work extremely hard. Not only is 18-wheeler truck driving pretty hard labor in and of itself – with the lifting and moving of heavy cargo and products, jumping in and out of high truck seats, and working extremely long hours involving both physical and constant mental activity – but the lifestyle of an over-the-road or long-haul truck driver can be very demanding. Indeed, while the long hours and hard work that truck drivers are required to do each and every day result in the ability for Texans to have access to everyday goods at retail stores and other outlets all over the state, it can also lead to deadly outcomes. Due to the sheer weight and size of semi-trucks, distracted, tired 18-wheeler truck driving can lead to major and fatal traffic accidents. Unfortunately, an accident involving an 18-wheeler truck in Fulshear, Texas, demonstrates just how deadly semi-truck accidents can be.
According to local news reports, the fatal accident occurred in early February at around 5:20 am in the Fulshear area of Texas, a city in Fort Bend County in Texas’ northwest. Local law enforcement officials say that a semi-truck driver was driving eastbound on FM 1093, when he failed to stop at a red light. At the time that the 18-wheeler truck driver ran the red light, a driver of a truck was heading north on FM 359. The two vehicles collided when the 18-wheeler truck ran the red light and “slammed” into the truck. The driver of the truck was killed in the accident, and the driver of the 18-wheeler truck suffered “minor injuries”. The collision also damaged power poles and an electrical transformer, which caused power outages to some nearby neighborhoods. The whole area was shut down as a result of the fatal accident, and motorists were advised to find another route. The driver of the 18-wheeler truck is now believed to face charges related to the accident.
Help with a Semi-Truck Accident in Houston
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a semi-truck or 18-wheeler truck in Houston, you may have options to recover compensation for your injuries and other damages related to the accident under Texas personal injury laws. Under Texas personal injury laws, not only the individual truck driver who caused the accident may be liable for your injuries, but also the employer of the truck driver if the truck driver caused the accident in the course of their employment. There is a limited time to file a claim under Texas personal injury laws, so it is important to speak with an experienced Houston truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. The experienced Houston truck accident lawyers at the Gilde Law Firm offer a free and confidential consultation to learn about your truck accident case and to see if they can help you get justice. Contact the Gilde Law Firm today and speak to a lawyer about your rights for free.