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Hewitt — Driver Killed in Fiery 18-Wheeler Crash on Interstate 35

Posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 7:48 pm by Williams Hart    

At approximately 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, a fiery 18-wheeler accident occurred in Hewitt, Texas, and it claimed the life of one man.

According to initial reports, Thomas Schultz, 63, was driving a Freightliner semi-trailer on Interstate 35 when all of a sudden, he lost control of the vehicle, veered off the road, and overturned under the Sun Valley Boulevard Bridge, near mile marker 328. After it overturned, the semi-trailer caught fire.

Schultz was pronounced dead at the scene.

More than eight hours after the deadly crash, the southbound lanes remained closed so as to allow for the cleanup of spilled oil and diesel fuel.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Thomas Schultz. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Additionally, an accident involving a tractor-trailer is a kind of vehicular accident, and it is a deadly one just because of the fact that a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers roaming in the United States, and each year, they get involved in about 500,000 accidents. And since the size of a tractor-trailer is enormous, the results of this kind of accident are catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.

Vehicular accidents, especially those involving trucks, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in truck accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

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