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18-Wheeler Accident Kills 2, Injures 20 Others

Truck AccidentsTruck Accidents Semi truck accidentsTwo people were killed and several others sustained serious injuries in a highway accident involving an 18-wheeler truck, a car, and a school bus carrying a boy’s track team on the evening of December 23. The school bus was returning to Mount Pleasant from a track meet in Paris, Texas. According to officials, a student and three coaches are still recovering in a nearby hospital. Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is still investigating the exact cause of the accident, which an eyewitness claims was caused by an erratic driver. An 18-wheeler truck was in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 271, when it crossed the centerline, speeding into oncoming traffic. The driver of the bus carrying the boy’s track team managed to swerve out of the semi truck’s way, which slammed head-on into a car behind the bus. Both the driver of the big rig and the car died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the car was identified as Angelica Beard, an assistant coach for the girls' track team, who were in another bus trailing the boys’ bus. Accidents like this underscore the very real danger that comes with sharing the road with big rigs. If you or anyone you know has been involved in a trucking accident, talk to a legal team that specializes in these cases. Contact Barrus Injury Lawyers to schedule a FREE no-obligation consultation with a San Antonio truck wreck lawyer.

Severe Highway 84 Truck Crash Kills Motorist

Truck AccidentsTruck Accidents trucking accidentsOne motorist was killed in a severe road accident after the car she was in was knocked into the path of an 18-wheeler truck. The crash, which happened Wednesday evening on Highway 84, several miles west of McGregor Texas, led to the death of a 55-year-old woman. Police have not disclosed her identity. According to Sergeant D.L Wilson, the woman, who was driving a Honda Civic, was turning South on Burkett when she was rear-ended by a Kia, pushing the Honda into oncoming traffic and right into the path of a semi-truck. The impact of the crash caused a violent explosion, engulfing the Honda Civic in flames. The driver of the Kia sustained injuries but is now in stable condition after being transported to Coryell Memorial Hospital. Local police have said that they would file charges against the woman pending conclusion of the investigation. The driver of the 18-wheeler truck was not hurt. Although the media often portrays truck accidents as having been caused by drivers of heavy trucks, accidents like this clearly show that's not always the case. If you or anyone you know has been involved in a complex trucking accident, talk to a legal team that specializes in these case. Contact Barrus Injury Lawyers to schedule a FREE no-obligation consultation.

3 Tips for Avoiding a Truck Accident When Driving on Highways

Truck AccidentsTruck Accidents San Antonio 18-wheeler accident lawyerTruck accidents are often the deadliest kind of accidents on the road, with drivers and passengers on the other vehicle—not the truck—more likely to sustain serious injuries, even death. In other words, you have every reason to be a little nervous when passing a truck on a highway. By following these safety tips, you can place yourself in a safer position when navigating the country’s highways.
  1. Avoid a Truck’s Blind Spots
Trucks have four notable blind spots that put you in potential danger when the driver changes lanes, stops, or turns. Observe the following safety tips.
  • When you’re behind a truck, drive at least 4 cars away
  • Make sure the truck driver can see you in its mirrors
  • If you're driving in front, make sure you’re at least 3 seconds ahead of the truck so the driver can see your brake lights
  • If you’re passing a truck, honk and pass calmly on the left, giving the truck plenty of berth.
  1. Always Think of Space
Always give yourself plenty of space away from the truck, whether you’re driving behind, on either side or out front. Far too many distracted drivers have rear-ended trucks because they’re driving too closely. At the very least, you should give a truck a berth of about 3 to 40 seconds.
  1. NEVER Cut Off a Truck
With trucks often transporting several tons of goods, the last thing you want to do is cut one off at high speeds. Again, it’s all about space—give the truck driver enough time to react to your attempt at merging. In addition, be sure to use your turn signals. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, be sure you know your rights by sitting down for a consultation with a San Antonio truck wreck lawyer. Contact the legal team of Barrus Injury Lawyers today for a FREE, no-obligation consult.

Texas A&M Cadet Killed in 18-Wheeler Crash

Truck AccidentsTruck Accidents Truck wrecksTexas A&M University officials have confirmed that a member of its Corps of Cadets was killed in a road accident involving an 18-wheeler truck. According to the Sheriff's Office in Brazos County, 19-year old Alexander Jones, a 2016-2017 Aggie Band Command Sergeant Major and a San Antonio native, crossed the centerline of West Highway 21 (near the city of Bryan) and crashed head-on into a semi-truck. Brazos County emergency responders arrived at the scene and found that both vehicles had caught fire after the collision. The accident stopped traffic for several hours. Jones died at the scene of the accident while the driver of the 18-wheeler sustained minor injuries. Local authorities are still investigating the accident. Cases like this are proof of how dangerous accidents involving heavy trucks can be, usually resulting in serious injury  or death for the drivers and passengers of cars hit by big rigs. If you or anyone you know was involved in a trucking accident and want to know your rights for claiming damages, talk to the legal team of Barrus Injury Lawyers today. Call our offices at (210) 593-8709 to talk to a San Antonio truck accident attorney.

Waco Truck Accident Kills Passenger, Injures Three Other Motorists

Truck AccidentsTruck Accidents Truck wrecksA passenger in the backseat of a car was killed after a multiple-vehicle collision on I-35 in Waco. According to police authorities, the accident, which happened at 3:40 p.m. on Thursday, involved three passenger cars crashing into a tractor trailer on the northbound lanes of I-35. Emergency responders found that a female passenger in the backseat of a sedan had died because of the accident. Garen Bynum, Waco police officer, said that officers at the time had responded to an unrelated traffic accident on the southbound lanes of I-35 near Baylor University when they were notified of a multiple vehicle crash in the northbound lanes. An SUV, a 4-door sedan, a minivan, and an 18-wheeler truck were involved in the crash, Bynum said. Officers are still piecing together just what had caused the collision. Likewise, authorities have yet to release the identity of the casualty. The crash also injured four others--two males and two females. If you or anyone you know has been involved in a trucking accident and want to know your options for compensation, talk to the Texas truck accident lawyers of Barrus Injury Lawyers. Call our offices today at (210) 593-8709 to schedule a FREE no-obligation consultation.  

Crash Involving 18-Wheeler Trucks and 20 Vehicles Shuts Down Highway

Truck AccidentsTruck Accidents Truck accident attorneyNorthbound lanes of I-37 had to be shut down on the morning of February 1 after two 18-wheeler trucks crashed due to low visibility caused by fog. According to San Antonio Police Department Sergeant George Antu, the crash caused a chain reaction accident that involved at least 20 other vehicles. Regular traffic was restored at around noon. The multi-car crash was traced back to around five separate accidents on I-37, exacerbated by a fog that Antu described as creating a “domino effect” when combined with vehicles moving above the highway’s speed limit. Emergency medical services transported multiple people to nearby hospitals, while others were treated for minor injuries at the scene. Antu reminded motorists driving through the area to slow down, especially when visibility is poor. "The fog is real heavy. The accidents are continuing because cars are still traveling at a high rate of speed,” he said. For more updates on truck accidents in San Antonio, be sure to follow this blog. If you or anyone you know has been involved in a truck accident and need legal advice with what to do next, talk to the legal team of Barrus Injury Lawyers.

Driver Beating Red Light Leads to 18-Wheeler Crash

Truck AccidentsTruck Accidents Truck wreck attorneyA multi-vehicle car crash off of Aransas Pass, Texas led to one man being transported to a hospital after his car was hit by an 18-wheeler truck. According to Department of Public Safety officials, the accident happened at around 7 a.m. on Highway 35. DPS troopers said that a red car ran a stop sign before entering the highway, right after which it was hit by a heavy truck. Investigators believe that the driver of the red car might not have seen the stop sign due to heavy fog that morning. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he remains under critical condition. The big rig driver only sustained minor injuries. For more news and updates on truck accidents and other road incidents in San Antonio and the rest of Texas, be sure to follow this blog. If you or a loved one was involved in a truck accident and need the services of an attorney to file for damages, contact the legal team of Barrus Injruy Lawyers today. Call us at (210) 593-8709 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

Police Offers Lucky to Live After 18-Wheeler Accident

Truck AccidentsTruck Accidents Trucking accidentsA Decatur police officer was lucky to survive what could’ve easily been a fatal accident after an 18-wheeler truck slammed into his parked patrol SUV. According to the Decatur Police Department, Officer Matthew Roberts was parked on the shoulder of Highway 287 at around 11:30 in the evening. While preparing to conduct his usual traffic stops, an out of control 18-wheeler veered off the road and hit him. Photographs of the collision’s aftermath show Officer Roberts’ patrol car reduced to a mangled upside down wreck, leaning against a utility pole. The police officer was quickly transported via helicopter to a nearby hospital, where he is recovering from his injuries. Investigators identified the 18-wheeler driver as Christopher Toussaint. He was reported driving while intoxicated at the time of the accident, and was subsequently taken to the Wise County jail. Accidents like this are unfortunately common all over the country. If you or a loved one were involved in a truck accident that you didn’t cause, talk to a truck accident attorney to learn about your rights. Contact Barrus Injury Lawyers today to learn more about our legal services.  

Texas Man Killed in Head-on Collision with 18-wheeler Truck

Truck AccidentsTruck Accidents Truck injury lawyerA head-on collision between a pickup and an 18-wheeler truck in the City of Aquilla in Hill County, Texas claimed the life of 52-year-old Mickey Lynn Burney, of Whitney, Texas. According to authorities, the accident happened at around 8:15 a.m. along FM 1304. Burney was behind the wheel of a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup heading east on the road, when he crossed the median and drove into the path of a 2016 Volvo tractor-trailer that was on a curve heading in the opposite direction. Emergency responders rushed Burney to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, but he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the big rig, identified as 29-year-old Dexter Thomas Deel, was taken to the same hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities are still investigating the case. Accidents like these highlight the importance of being extra careful when driving on major thoroughfares, especially when big rigs are near. These trucks are notorious for having blind spots, requiring drivers to always been on their toes. For more news and updates on truck accidents in Texas, be sure to subscribe to this blog. If you or a loved one is dealing with the aftermath of a trucking accident, we can help you. Contact Barrus Injury Lawyers today to schedule a consultation with a San Antonio truck wreck lawyer.

Orange County Dead in Texas 18-Wheeler Accident

Truck AccidentsTruck Accidents Truck injury lawyerA fatal truck accident involving an 18-wheeler left one Orange County couple dead, and another man with serious injuries. According to Texas DPS officials, the accident happened on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 11, on Interstate 10’s west and eastbound lanes near the 858. The fatalities were identified as 68-year-old Laura Blevins and 61-year-old Donald Gene Blevins, both of Orange County Texas. Justice of the Peace Rodney Price pronounced them dead at the scene of the accident. Investigators report that the accident happened when an Isuzu truck heading west, driven by 53-year-old John Duffy, was rear-ended by Michael Dale Burlison, who was behind the wheel of a Kenworth truck tractor semi-trailer. Burlison had lost control of the truck, which crossed over the concrete center divider, slamming head-on into the westbound Ford pickup driven by the Blevins. Burlison was transported to a nearby hospital for serious injuries. Duffy walked away with minor injuries treated at the scene. For more news and updates on truck accidents in Texas, be sure to subscribe to this blog. If you or a loved were involved in a truck accident and need legal advice on how to claim damages, sit down for a FREE consultation with Barrus Injury Lawyers. Call us today at (210) 593-8709.