Monday morning, a pregnant woman, two kids, and another adult were killed in a crash that involved an 18-wheeler and another vehicle. The car crash happened at about 6:35 a.m. along the westbound lanes of Interstate 20. Two vehicles struck each other and then became entangled, witnesses say. The gas tank on one or both of the vehicles erupted, leading to both vehicles to become ignited. Everyone in the smaller vehicle was killed. The driver of the 18-wheeler, Ricky McGinnis, walked away unharmed.
If that wasn’t tragic enough, the lumbar aboard the semi-truck became unsecured and large sections of flaming timber dropped more than 70 feet over the ramp onto the I-35E below. After the two fires were put out, city engineers were called out to ensure the ramp was safe and not damaged from the fire. During this time, both stretches of highway were closed to the public. The entire accident is still under investigation, but it seems like the semi-truck may have had a mechanical failure.
Truck Accident? Call an Attorney
Tragedy can strike at any moment. Large trucks have the capacity to devastate smaller vehicles on the road. Someone’s negligence can turn a dangerous situation into down right deadly. If you are involved in a truck accident, you need to immediately call an experienced personal injury attorney. The other side will try to pressure you to settle for less than your case is worth, the insurance company will give you the run around, you need someone to stick up for you. Todd R. Durham is here to be a powerful legal advocate for your case.
The Law Offices of Todd R. Durham keeps the family and friends of those impacted by this truck accident in our thoughts. There are no words that can ease the pain of a loved one. If you need assistance, contact us at (214) 222-4000 today.
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