With the high number of heavy trucks present on Texas roads, the safety of other road users is threatened whenever they take to the highways. Due to the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks, victims of a truck accident often suffer life-changing injuries or worse. Unfortunately, some truck drivers tend to travel at high rates of speed, making it almost impossible to come to a sudden stop when emergency situations arise or slow moving traffic is encountered.
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When truck drivers do not drive their big rigs safely, the odds of an accident occurring could increase. Because semi-trucks are larger than other vehicles, it can be more difficult to get them under control if a dangerous situation begins. In many cases, a truck accident can lead to severe injuries or even death if a driver is not being as cautious as necessary.
The rock formation in Texas known as Eagle Ford Shale has been a source of vast economic benefit. The oil and gas produced from that region has resulted in a welcome supply of jobs that have helped many families. Unfortunately, the increase in activity in that area has also given way to an increase in crashes, particularly ones involving commercial trucks. A truck accident can be particularly harmful to anyone involved due to the sheer size of the vehicle.
The oil industry here in Texas has done so much for the economy. It has given people employment and a way to care for their families as well as boost local businesses. Unfortunately, these positive effects sometimes come at a price. The larger trucks that are now on the roads are more likely to cause fatalities if they are involved in crashes. This is what authorities claim happened in a case involving an oil field truck accident that resulted in the deaths of three people.
After a fatal accident in which a mother and two of her children lost their lives, the other driver involved in the crash was arrested and is facing criminal charges. The 22-year-old Texas woman is suspected of driving her oil field truck while intoxicated. The woman now faces three charges of intoxication manslaughter resulting from the deadly commercial truck accident.
When a life is cut short, it is tragic in any circumstance. Yet, when it happens to a child, it can seem doubly upsetting, since the victim hasn’t even had the same chance at life as an adult. Two years ago, a semi-truck accident here in Texas took the life of an 11-year-old girl, and only recently, the man accused of causing the event was sentenced.
Trucking is a major part of American life in Texas and elsewhere. We depend on trucks to transport many different commodities for the betterment of our lives. Unfortunately, there are times when those same big rigs pose a threat to our safety. Recently, a truck accident in Texas highlighted this danger.
Interstate highways crisscross San Antonio and ring our city, so we are very familiar with the benefits and dangers of high-speed motor-vehicle travel.
Often after a collision involving a large commercial truck, further investigation reveals negligence on the part of the truck driver or the trucking company. Collisions with tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers are some of the most violent on the road, leaving motorists with life-threatening and permanent injuries. Sometimes sheer luck is the only factor that keeps a motorist in a smaller vehicle from suffering the full impact of truck accident.