Oil Tanker Crash; 5 Teens In Amarillo Die

March 12, 2013
By William K. Berenson on March 12, 2013 10:18 AM |

Here's a tragic story highlighting how dangerous drivers can be around 18 wheelers and fuel trucks, and how it's not always the trucker's fault.

Three and two girls were killed in a fiery crash Sunday at a rural intersection outside of Dumas in the Panhandle. The young male driver of a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze ran the stop sign at the intersection with a Farm-to-Market Road, causing his vehicle to be "t-boned" by an oncoming 2012 Volvo tractor-trailer.

The driver of the tractor-trailer suffered severe third degree burns to his entire body and is in critical care in a Lubbock hospital.

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I've handled cases involving oil tanker collisions and they can be grisly. Here is a photo of another Volvo tractor-fuel tanker that crashed into my clients in a Ford Mustang a few years ago. (see third entry down) I filed suit and settled the case just prior to trial for a large sum of money after learning that the commercial truck had been improperly maintained and that its driver was unqualified.

Please contact my office if you have unfortunately been involved in a collision with a truck and have any questions. I'll fight to get you the money you deserve.