On August 30, 2017, a tragic accident occurred involving an 18-wheeler and a small car and resulted in the death of two people. The crash took place around 6:30 p.m. on the southbound lanes of I-45, just south of Malloy Bridge Road, near the town of Wilmer on the Dallas-Ellis County line. The 18-wheeler was carrying a large amount of relief supplies to Houston to help those affected by the devastation caused by hurricane Harvey. According to the Sheriff’s deputies, the small car was heading north on I-45 when it crossed the median and ran into the 18-wheeler. After ramming into the 18-wheeler, the small car was stuck under the truck and busted into flames.
Firefighters and police arrived at the scene. Once the fire was put out, the bodies of two men were discovered inside the car. The driver of the truck survived the accident and did not suffer any serious injuries. All of the relief supplies that the truck was carrying for the victims of hurricane Harvey were destroyed, as was the trailer carrying those supplies.
Police are still investigating to try and find out what the cause was of the small car crossing the median and running into the 18-wheeler.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an auto accident, the experienced lawyers at the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner can assist with your claim. Call us today at (713) 222-7211 or 713-222-7211 for your free consultation.