Two Dead, Four Injured After 18-Wheeler Lets Load of Gravel Loose on Road

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On February 18, 2019, the driver of an 18-wheeler that was carrying gravel on 359 West lost its entire load, covering the highway in gravel. The gravel spill resulted in an accident that the 18-wheeler was not even involved in, which left four injured and two dead.

The wreck happened when, soon after the 18-wheeler lost its gravel, the driver of a westbound Dodge pickup truck lost control of his vehicle on the gravel-covered highway. The pickup truck then crossed into the opposing lane and collided head-on with a Jeep SUV that was traveling east on 359.

A 59-year-old man and 61-year-old woman from Papalote were in the Jeep and were pronounced dead at the scene. Three passengers, including a 15-month-old child, were taken to the hospital. The driver of the dodge pickup was also taken to the hospital.

The Texas Department of Safety cited the driver of the 18-wheeler for failing to secure his load.

For over 68 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. If you or someone you know or love has been injured or killed as a result of the negligence of somebody driving an 18-wheeler, it is important to understand your right to recover. Our attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.

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