Once again, a truck collision on Houston roadways has caused injury and traffic problems.
News accounts report that, at about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, on I-10 east near Dell Dale Road, a commercial truck and van collided. Reportedly, one person was rescued by the fire department and sent by Life Flight to the hospital. Traffic was disrupted until almost 6:00 p.m. The cause of the collision was not immediately reported.
This incident reminds us that, with the heavy use of our freeways by trucks, crashes pose dangers to people and also delay thousands of others who use the highway.
Transportation of merchandise by trucks is vital to the economy of Houston and virtually every city. Most truck drivers try to avoid collisions. But when drivers are not properly trained, when they are required to drive long hours, and when they fail to exercise constant diligence, wrecks occur. And, due the increased weight of trucks, those collisions can hurt or kill people. Accordingly, truck drivers, and the companies that profit by employing them to use our highways, must maintain vigilance to take all reasonable steps to prevent collisions. Likewise, drivers of automobiles must also be aware that trucks are less maneuverable and adjust their driving habits to avoid crashing with them.