A late night rollover on Eastex Freeway took the life of four young Texans and critically injured another. The driver of the blue Ford pickup truck hit a curb and sent the truck rolling, causing the fatal accident.
Although Texas authorities have yet to complete an investigation into the tragic pile-up that claimed the lives of a Houston couple on Thanksgiving Day, inside perspective from truck drivers suggests that high speeds played a role. Despite the dense "pea soup" fog, eyewitnesses said that traffic was still moving around 70 mph.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released their annual statistics related to alcohol consumption and traffic accidents. One of the arguably most alarming statistics involves professional and commercial truck drivers.