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Truck Accidents

Trucking Rules and Regulations

When an 18-wheeler is carrying a full load, it can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds or more. When a large truck with a full load is traveling at highway speeds night and day and in any weather, they present a potential hazard. When you consider that many trucks are carrying loads that are potentially…

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Truck Accidents

One Dead, One Injured in Texas Truck Crash

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, one person was killed and another was seriously injured in a Texas truck crash involving an 18-wheeler and an aluminum tanker on US Highway 290 just east of FM 2104 in Paige, Texas yesterday morning. The deceased was later identified as 42-year-old Pascual Rueda-Orozco of Houston, who was…

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Truck Accidents

Texas 5-Vehicle Accident

18-Wheeler Triggers Texas 5-Vehicle Accident A terrible crash involving five vehicles Monday morning near Sweetwater left two teenagers dead and their families in mourning. In addition, four others were injured. The teens who were killed were actually on their way to a mission to help Louisiana flood victims. According to the Texas Department of Public…

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Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents, Vehicle Safety

NHTSA Fatigued Truck Driver Report

There is Bad News in the Latest NHTSA Fatigued Truck Driver Report A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) fatigued driver report was released last week and it suggested that fatigued truck drivers are creating an even bigger hazard than was previously feared. They report that upward of 100,000 crashes every year are related to…

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Truck Accidents, Vehicle Safety

Report on Drowsy Driving

According to a new report on drowsy from the Governors Highway Safety Association, entitled “Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do About It.”, incidents involving tired drivers are far too common, leading to thousands of deaths and costs of more than $100 billion every year. Despite this, safety officials largely ignore…

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Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents

Texas Truck Hits Bridge

Texas Truck Hits Bridge, Debris Kills Child, Injures Her Mother A terrible accident that happened at about 10 a.m. Thursday that took the life of a 12-year-old girl, later identified as Brein Bullock, was killed and her mother, 35-year-old Leah Bullock was seriously injured, when a Texas Disposal Services was traveling down Highway 36 with its…

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Truck Accidents

Texas Bridge Collapse

Over-height Truck Causes Texas Bridge Collapse The Texas Department of Public Safety was forced to shut down Interstate 35 in both directions near Salado for most of the day Thursday, after a bridge collapsed onto the highway, killing at least one person and injuring three others. The bridge didn’t just collapse; it had help. A large…

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Personal Injury, Truck Accidents