I am deeply saddened and angered by the news that three more innocent people have been lost because of the negligent driving of an 18-wheeler driver.
Three people in a Toyota 4Runner SUV were killed when their vehicle burst into flames after being rear-ended by an 18-wheeler in Kaufman County. Two of the people killed in the horrific event were on their way to a family reunion for the memorial day weekend.
The driver of the 18-wheeler could of stopped if he was paying attention and could have prevented this tragedy.
I recently took a case in which my client was negligently side swiped by an 18-wheeler. My clients truck got wedged between the trailer and the cab of the big rig and my client was drug for more than 900 feet before the truck driver finally stopped! The 18-wheeler driver then tried to flee the scene, thankfully he was caught. My client sustained serious back injuries, lost his job, and had to have several surgeries as a result of the wreck.
18-wheelers are dangerous vehicles if driven negligently. I support the Truck Safety Coalition, an organization that lobby’s for new laws that will make the roads safer by cracking down on negligent truck drivers. The Coalition sponsors laws that outlaw truckers from texting and driving.
Hopefully this tragic accident accident will serve as reminder to truck drivers everywhere that they need to pay attention and stay alert when they drive.