Humble — Man Killed in Fiery 18-Wheeler Crash on U.S. Route 59
Posted on Sunday, March 31st, 2019 at 11:38 pm by Williams Hart
At around 12:45 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019, a man was killed in a fiery 18-wheeler accident that occurred in Humble, Texas.
According to initial reports, an 18-wheeler that was carrying lawnmowers was traveling down on U.S. Route 59, near Townsend Boulevard and Loop 494, when it suddenly struck a barricade between the exit and the main lanes. As a result, the truck flipped over and burst into flames. The driver was still inside the truck when the firefighters arrived to combat the fire, so he was burned and killed in the blaze.
While the firefighters were working to put out the fire, another accident occurred because of rubbernecking, and it involved five vehicles. Some people had to be brought to the hospital, but no other information is released with regards to how many victims were sent or what their injuries were.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified truck driver. Alas, he is not the only one whose life is taken away by a vehicular accident. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a 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.
Moreover, 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 to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/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.
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