18-Wheeler Causes Pile Up Near Waco
October 27. 2011 10:43 by
A truck driver’s attempt to reverse his
into oncoming traffic on Interstate 35 near the
Forrest St. exit in Waco, Texas
resulted in a ten car pileup. Two people were taken to the hospital to treat their injuries, but none of the injuries are believed to be serious. Investigating officers are reporting that the 18-wheeler was carrying an oversized load at the time, and the truck driver realized he would not fit under the overpass. The truck driver stopped the 18-wheeler in the middle of traffic and began to reverse, which caused multiple
behind him. It appears that the root of the problem is the trucking company’s failure to properly use TxDOT’s automated system known as TXPROS, which charts out the proper routes for commercial trucks based on the size, weight chart out the proper route for the truck. Some observers are concerned about the cause of the
because truck drivers now input the information into TXPROS rather than TxDOT employees, and they fear that more of these types of accidents are likely to happen more frequently without proper training.
Fortunately in this case, this truck driver’s errors did not result in the loss of life or permanent injuries. Many trucking accidents do have tragic consequences, however. What the above accident does highlight, however, is the need for an experienced trucking accident attorney who knows the rules and regulations that control the trucking industry. Otherwise, valuable evidence of negligence can be overlooked. Call the
Dallas and Austin trucking accident attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins at 214-484-1930 if you have any questions concerning your rights as a trucking accident victim.
Guadalupe County Trucking Accident Injures Three
October 23. 2011 13:36 by
A truck driver’s effort to avoid one accident resulted in a collision in
that sent three people to the hospital. The
occurred Friday morning around 8:30 a.m., when the truck driver heading north slammed his brakes to avoid a car that was slowing in front of him. The semi-truck then skidded into the other lane of traffic where it wrecked head on with a pickup truck traveling in the other direction. The driver of the pickup truck, Hector Villarreal, and his passenger, Lupe Villarreal, were both injured and required medical attention. The driver of the 18-wheeler also required medical attention. None of the injuries from this
are believed to be life threatening.
Dallas and Austin trucking accident attorneys
handle trucking accident cases throughout the state of Texas. If you have been injured due to the careless driving of a truck driver, call Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930.
Houston Hit And Run Car Accident Kills Dallas Student
October 20. 2011 11:01 by
Twenty-seven year old Catherine Shaw of Dallas was killed Tuesday night in a
hit and run car accident
in Houston. As evidenced by the picture above, the impact between the two cars involved in the accident was severe. Yet, according to officers, the Buick that crashed into Ms. Shaw’s car fled the scene of the accident before officers arrived. The driver of the Buick, 17 year old Daniel Palacios, has since turned himself in to Houston police officers and charges are pending. At the time of this
, Ms. Shaw was a second year law student at Texas Southern University, and she was a graduate of Texas A&M.
There is never an excuse to leave the scene of a
. Doing so can meant the difference between life and death for those involved. As in this case, who knows if the tragic outcome could have been different if the person that caused the accident remained at the scene and rendered aid. Yet, daily there are similar reports of hit and runs throughout our cities in Texas. If you have been involved in a hit and run car accident, call the
experienced Dallas and Austin personal injury attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930. Let us help you through this difficult time.
Trophy Club, Texas Elementary School Teacher Killed in Motorcycle Accident Involving an 18-Wheeler
October 12. 2011 10:28 by
Sam Torres, a school teacher at Beck Elementary in
Trophy Club, Texas
, was killed in a
yesterday when the motorcycle he was riding collided with an
. The exact cause of this fatal accident is unknown at this time. Investigating officers are only saying at this time that Sam Torres’ motorcycle collided with the 18-wheeler in a construction zone on Highway 183 east near the off ramp to Highway 121. Mr. Torres was only 27 years old and is survived by his wife of 10 months.
Tragedies, such as this one, are a constant reminder of how dangerous our roadways can be. If you or a loved one is unfortunate enough to be involved in a motorcycle accident or trucking accident due to the fault of another, it’s important to take steps to make sure your rights are protected. As the investigation into this tragic accident shows, determining who was or wasn’t at fault can be difficult.
Experienced personal injury attorneys
can help. Call the Dallas and Austin personal injury attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930.
Horrific Arlington Car Wreck Claims Three Young Lives
October 10. 2011 13:35 by
Three people, ages 17 and 21, were killed in an early morning
in Dallas suburb of
. The fatal car wreck happened at approximately 3.a.m. on
Southeast Green Oaks Boulevard near Yaupon Drive.
For reasons unknown at this time, it appears that the driver of the car lost control of the car, which then slammed into a tree in the median. The impact was so severe that the car split in two. The driver and his brother died at the scene, while a young female died at John Peter Smith Hospital. Investigating officers did find a bottle of liquor at the scene and suspect alcohol played a role in this horrific car crash. Two passengers survived the car accident and remain hospitalized with serious injuries. The identities of the
victims are not known at this time.
Police Officers Are Currently Investigating a Fatal Arlington, Texas Car Accident
October 7. 2011 09:31 by
occurred at approximately 6 a.m. this morning on
North Collins Road near Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington, Texas.
Police officers investigating the
are uncertain at this time as to its cause. All that is currently known is two cars were involved, with one car overturning and becoming partially submerged in water beside FM 157. It is believed that the passenger in the submerged vehicle was killed. There appear to be no other injuries from this tragic car accident.
Dallas and Austin car wreck attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins are ready to answer any questions you may have concerning your rights following a car accident.
Call today at 214-484-1930
Fire Reported At Waxahachie Chemical Plant
October 3. 2011 11:04 by
A large fire is currently burning at the Magnablend Chemical Plant in a
. The exact cause of the fire and whether anyone was injured is unknown at this time. The major concern at the moment is the release of dangerous chemicals into the air as a result of the fire. In fact, children and teachers at Wedgeworth Elementary were instructed to remain indoors. Workers can be seen trying to remove containers from the area of the fire, but witnesses are saying that the fire is spreading quickly. Firefighters are on the scene, but one truck has already become engulfed by the fire.
Wilson Trosclair & Lovins will continue to follow this story and provide updates as information become known.
Irving, Texas Hit And Run Car Accident Leaves Two Pedestrians in Critical Condition
October 3. 2011 10:47 by
Alberta Sago, 57 and her 7 year old granddaughter, Tinniyah Miles, were struck by a speeding car this past Sunday as they exited a salon and attempted to get into their car. Witnesses say that the hit and run suspect was traveling east on Grauwyler when he drove into the opposite lane of traffic then lost control of his car while attempting to avoid a collision. The driver then drove onto a sidewalk striking the victims, throwing 7 year old Tinniyah high into the air and dragging Ms. Sago about 50 feet. A witness to the hit and run followed the driver as he fled but stopped when the driver abandoned the car and threatened the witness. Both victims of the
hit and run accident
remain in critical condition at local hospitals. Police have the car involved in the accident and hope that it will provide clues as to the identity of the driver.
There is never an excuse for a driver to leave the scene of a
, especially when
are involved. In cases like these, police officers need the help of all citizens, and once the fleeing driver is found, he needs to be held criminally and civilly liable. If you have been the victim of a hit and run driver, call the
Dallas personal injury attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930.