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    Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents Blogs

    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), 3,986 people died in large truck crashes in 2016. Of those deaths, Seventeen percent were truck occupants, 66 percent were in cars, and 16 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. The number of people who die in large truck crashes has been on the rise, as fatalities were 27 percent higher in 2016 than in 2009.

    Large commercial trucks or big rigs, pose a greater threat out on the road than your average commuter vehicle. Truck braking is sometimes a factor in crashes. Loaded rigs can take 20-40 percent farther than average cars to stop. This can be exacerbated by wet and slippery roads or with poorly maintained brakes. Truck driver fatigue also poses an increased crash risk variable. Drivers of large trucks are legally allowed to drive up to 11 hours at a time. However, research indicates that some drivers violate this regulation.

    I-45 Crash Near Palmer Shuts Down Interstate For More Than 12 Hours

    Posted: May 10th, 2021 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    If you were wondering why traffic was so bad near Palmer yesterday, NBC in Dallas-Fort Worth has the reason why.

    Around 4:20 AM yesterday, a Dodge Ram had stalled on the outside lane of I-45 southbound near mile marker 258. …

    New Information On Ellis County Tornadoes

    Posted: May 5th, 2021 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    The storms have mostly passed, but the wreckage and injuries remain for those in Ellis County. CBS in Dallas-Fort Worth has revealed new information about the recent tornadoes.

    On Monday night, May 3, the tornados touched down on I-35 near …

    Tornadoes Cause Big Rig Crashes In Ellis County

    Posted: May 4th, 2021 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    Texas is no stranger to strong storms and tornadoes. Driving through these kinds of storms is extremely dangerous, yet many truck drivers risk it to make sure our supply chains keep going.

    Last night in Ellis County, a tornado touched …

    Semi Deliberately Crashes Into Car To Stop Police Chase

    Posted: April 12th, 2021 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    We’ve written in the past about police chases that ended in tragic crashes, but this is the first one that we can recall where a bystander in a truck crashed into a fleeing suspect to stop them. KNUE has the

    Dangerous Backhoe Ride Kills Two Children, Injures Three Others

    Posted: April 7th, 2021 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    Anyone living in a farming community has heard of hay ride, but that’s usually riding in a cart pulled by a tractor. Today’s case involved people riding on a backhoe where they shouldn’t have been. WFAA reports on what happened

    Man Walking Down I-30 Struck And Killed By Semi

    Posted: March 26th, 2021 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    There is a sign at the entrances of most interstate on-ramps that tells drivers that pedestrians and certain kinds of vehicles are not allowed on interstates. They cannot go fast enough to keep up with the flow of traffic. When …

    Deputy Narrowly Missed By Semi Who Didn’t Slow For Emergency Lights

    Posted: March 24th, 2021 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    All drivers must follow certain rules when they see flashing emergency lights. If officers and paramedics are working at a scene, drivers are supposed to pull one lane away if they can. If they cannot, then they must slow down.…

    18-Wheeler Crashes, Injuring Three

    Posted: March 3rd, 2021 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    Three people were taken to the hospital on Sunday after the 18-wheeler they were in crashed, causing a vehicle fire that had to be put out and cleaned up, according to this report from NBC DFW.

    The truck was …

    Train And Tractor Trailer Collide In Central Texas

    Posted: February 23rd, 2021 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    A massive explosion and a fire destroyed one home and cause several others to be evacuated on Tuesday in Central Texas after a BNSF train and a flat-bed tractor-trailer collided at about 6:40 in the morning, according to this report

    FedEx Driver Dies After Truck Falls From I-345 In Dallas

    Posted: January 25th, 2021 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    Just as an airline pilot is responsible for the lives of all those in his plane, meaning he or she must be fully aware and focused at all times, so to tractor-trailer drivers have a heavy responsibility on the road. …

    Parker County Fire Truck Struck While Working Crash on I-20

    Posted: January 22nd, 2021 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    Our hardworking firefighters are truly heroes. They regularly put themselves in danger to save lives and control hazardous situations. When we think of a firefighter risking his or her life, we may think of them running into a fire to …

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Truck

    Posted: January 8th, 2021 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    We’re all familiar with the concept of cause and effect. One thing leads to another, as the saying does. We tend to like the principle of cause and effect when the effect is good or in our favor. But what

    North Texas Firefighters Put Out Fires Across the Country

    Posted: December 30th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    This last year’s health crisis has highlighted the courage and heroism of our first responders. But, as our focus has been primarily on doctors, nurses, and paramedics, we can’t forget the heroes that help us when our lives are in

    Good Samaritan Narrowly Avoids Second Crash

    Posted: December 23rd, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    A Good Samaritan got lucky after assisting at a crash in Arlington. WFAA reported on the incident.

    A motorcyclist lost control of their bike early in the morning on the 22nd of December. They were traveling on I-20 West …

    A Driver Is Killed In Two-Vehicle Accident Along I-20

    Posted: October 30th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    This is the time of year when Texas weather is anything but predictable. Changes in the weather can also make road conditions unpredictable, increasing the chances of getting into an accident. That seems to be what happened after a man

    Two Semis Overturn On The I-30 Bridge

    Posted: August 18th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    Two semi-tractor trailer rigs traveling in the opposite direction overturned on the Interstate 30 Bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard Monday. The road was closed for most of the day.

    According to the story appearing on the NBDFW website, the crash

    Dump Truck Stops For Road Hazard, Car Behind Him Doesn’t

    Posted: July 7th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    All driver need to stay attentive to avoid accidents, but sometimes we get so sunk in routines that fatal mistakes happen. That’s what happened last Tuesday night on I-30. Dallas News reports.

    A young man died after crashing into the …

    NTSB Investigation Unveils Numerous Issues In Truck Crash

    Posted: July 6th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    An accident in Idaho that killed four has tangled up a trucking company in Irving, Texas and involved the NTSB. The Idaho Statesman reports.

    The crash was so bad that federal authorities got involved. According to the report, a semitruck …

    Car Struck By Semi After Traveling Too Slow On The Interstate

    Posted: June 2nd, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    An accident on I-45 at the Navarro/Freestone county line killed a woman and backed up traffic for hours. Corsicana Daily Sun reported on the incident.

    Police say that an Accord was traveling on I-45 at low speed in the middle …

    Driver Rams Into The Back Of Fire Truck On I-20

    Posted: May 28th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    A crash in Arlington, Texas killed a driver when he rammed into the back of a fire truck that was at the scene of an accident. CBS reported on the crash.

    The fire truck was on the left-hand side of …

    Three Crashes End In Fatalities Last Weekend

    Posted: April 20th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    A number of crashes happened across Dallas County yesterday, including several fatalities. NBCDFW.com has the stories.

    The first accident happened on I-30 near South Westmoreland Road. Three people were trapped inside of a crashed PT Cruiser. Two of the victims …

    Five Vehicle Accident, Including Amazon Truck, Kills Two On Highway Near Houston

    Posted: April 10th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    Two women died in a crash on Houston’s North Freeway in a chain-reaction crash thanks to wet roads. CBS reported on the incident.

    The crash happened soon after midnight on Friday. An SUV pulled over after it got a flat …

    A Topless Woman Who Led Law Enforcement On A High-Speed Chase Surrendered Near Waxahachie

    Posted: April 8th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    Officers with the Dallas Police Department were engaged in a high-speed chase of a topless woman along Interstate 5 last week. The chase ended when the woman crashed her vehicle into a semi tractor-trailer rig.

    Police and law enforcement officers …

    Truck Crash Nearly Knocks Pillar Out Of Overpass

    Posted: April 3rd, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    A truck accident in Parker County could have lead to a serious bridge collapse had it been worse. CBSDFW reported on the crash.

    I-20 had to be closed in both directions this morning after a crash near Lakeshore Drive in …

    Truck Hauling Toilet Paper Tips Over, Catches Fire

    Posted: March 28th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

    The coronavirus outbreak has caused shortages all over the country. One trucking accident has made the shortages just a little bit worse. 1080 KRLD reports on the crash.

    In Dallas County, a tractor-trailer crashed into the meridian and caught fire …

    If you become injured, or a loved one is killed as the result of an accident involving a big rig or 18-wheel tractor trailer, you need expert legal advice on how to proceed. Our attorneys have countless years of experience in the Dallas courts. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation with our lawyers.

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