A tractor-trailer hauling about 100 young cows jack knifed and flipped over on the Trinity River bridge last night, shutting down I-35 and the canyon in downtown Dallas for nine hours.
The driver, only 20, has been charged with DWI.
And he was high on methamphetamines.
And he didn’t have a commercial drivers license.
And the truck was unsafe.
Only 70 of the cows could be saved and there were carcasses everywhere.
This happened before. 110 steers were hurled onto I- 30 nearby when the truck hauling them overturned, killing 20 and causing the others to wander miles into East Dallas and Oak Cliff.
As I often have to wonder, what is going on out there?
How many other truckers are out there drunk and/or stoned and unlicensed and incompetent while driving unsafe tractor trailers?
I go after these illegal big rig drivers with a vengeance and nail their companies if they have also broken our safety laws.
If you have been injured in a crash with an 18 wheeler, please contact my office and I’ll make sure you receive the recovery you deserve.