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.
According to records from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas inspectors pulled one out of five 18-wheelers and buses off the road this year because they were unsafe, posing a potentially dangerous risk to drivers and passengers across the state. DPS said Thursday that of 331,505 commercial vehicles inspected since Jan. 1, 66,189 were deemed unsafe. Inspectors also removed from the road 12,301 commercial drivers for safety violations, DPS director Steven McCraw said. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed as a result of an 18-wheeler, contact our office for a free consultation.