A crash involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck resulted in the death of one woman and injuring three others on Highway 114 near the Texas Motor Speedway. The truck reportedly entered a curve in the roadway and hydroplaned, sliding through the median and into oncoming traffic. The woman who died was identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as Yolanda Flores, 44, of Fort Worth. Three other individuals were seriously injured.
Trucking accidents are among the most catastrophic accidents on our roadways. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 12,897 motor vehicle accidents in Texas in 2019 alone. Those accidents resulted in 15,843 people getting seriously injured. When truck drivers and companies are negligent, the injuries and damages can be devastating. Large trucks often weigh 20 to 30 times as much as passenger cars and are higher off the ground, allowing smaller vehicles to slide underneath trucks in crashes. When truck drivers work longer hours than permitted by federal law, drive too fast for road conditions, or fail to properly maintain braking systems, the consequences can be life-altering, even fatal.
At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, our trucking accident attorneys handle catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving tractor-trailer trucks throughout Texas. If you have suffered a severe injury in a tractor-trailer truck accident in Texas, we can help you. Please contact us online or call now 713-742-6008 for an immediate consultation at no cost.