Fatal Trucking Accident In East Texas
May 3. 2011 10:10 by
An Omaha, Texas man was killed this past Sunday when his truck crossed the centerline and collided with an 18 wheeler. The accident occurred on Highway U.S. 259 just north of County Road 3340 in Morris County, when the truck driven by Mr. Jerry Ray Smith, 58, drove into the path of the 18-wheeler driven by Jared Woolsey White, 28, of Mount Pleasant. Both men were transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center for treatment, where Mr. Smith was pronounced dead. Mr. White, the driver of the 18 Wheeler, only sustained knee injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an accident with an 18 wheeler, call the trucking accident attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930 for a free consultation.
Prominent Preacher Killed In Head On Collission With 18-Wheeler
April 28. 2011 10:27 by
Rev. David Wilkerson, founding pastor of Times Square Church in New York City and author of the book The Cross and the Swtchblade
was killed in a car wreck in East Texas yesterday. According to reports, Rev. Wilkerson was driving east on U.S. 175 towards Jacksonville, Texas Wednesday afternoon when for unknown reasons he moved into the westbound lane of traffic and into the path of a tractor trailer. According to Public Safety Trooper Eric Long, the truck driver attempted to avoid the pastor’s car but was unable to do so, and the two vehicles collided head on.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange said, “Wilkerson's car smashed head-on into a tractor-trailer rig after veering into oncoming traffic on U.S. 175 west of Cuney, about 95 miles southeast of Dallas.” Texas Department of Public Safety is reporting that Rev. Wilkerson was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. Gwen Wilkerson, Rev. Wilkerson’s wife, was also in the vehicle at the time of the trucking accident. She was taken to ETMC and is in stable condition. The driver of the 18 wheeler was also taken to the hospital but is in good condition. For more on Rev. Wilkerson’s life and this tragic accident, click here
If you or a loved one has been injured in an 18 Wheeler accident, the trucking accident attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins can help. Call today at 214-484-1930.
Three 18 Wheelers Involved In Accident Near Gilmer
April 14. 2011 16:03 by
Authorities investigated a major trucking accident just north of Gilmer, Texas where Hwy. 271 meets Lantana Road. Authorities believe that around 5 a.m., a tractor trailer carrying potted plants flipped onto its side. It is not clear at this time what caused the t18 wheeler to flip. Two other big rigs carrying rocks were unable to stop in time and hit the flipped truck. All three commercial truck drivers were taken to the hospital, where two were released and one remained hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with an 18 wheeler, the trucking accident attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins can help. Call today at 214-484-1930.