A garbage truck collided with a passenger car resulting in a large fire that nearly shut down Loop 610 in Houston around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. The crash, which occurred at the exit ramp of Ella Boulevard, caused a Waste Management truck to flip on its side. Authorities shut down most lanes of traffic for nearly five hours-causing traffic to back up for miles-until they were able to extinguish the fire and begin the work of cleaning up the highway. According to Houston firefighters that were on scene, both drivers were able to escape from their burning vehicles. The driver of a third vehicle involved in the crash, fled the scene of the accident and remains at large. It is unknown if any of the individuals involved were injured in the accident.
Accidents involving trucks and 18-wheelers are far too common on Texas roadways. Often times, these trucking accidents can involve serious safety violations on the part of the truck drivers and trucking companies. Therefore, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience in handling these types of cases. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed due to an accident with a truck or 18-wheeler, the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner-the oldest personal injury firm in Texas-can assist with your claim. Give us a call today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.