Early this week, a truck driver was critically injured after he crashed his tractor-trailer into a concrete wall. The truck and driver fell onto the freeway below, part of Northeast Loop 820, according to early reports. The incident itself took place late Sunday night, and Monday saw road closures for all but one lane of the westbound highway the next morning.
The accident took place around 10 p.m. on Sunday at Northeast Loop 820 and Iron Horse Boulevard, where Texpress toll road comes to an end. The truck driver, who remains anonymous, did not stop at the end of the exit and instead crashed through the raised concrete barrier. The cab of the truck fell to the ground, while the trailer itself was left suspended from the bridge. The trailer had been carrying mayonnaise, which was consequently spilled to the ground.
Police determined the best course of action was to shut down portions of the highway for a medical helicopter. The roadways remained closed the next morning due to debris and the spillage.
In Texas, truck accidents are all too common. If you’ve suffered injuries in a truck accident, whether resulting from negligence or otherwise, you must speak with an attorney promptly. In this case, negligence was at play, according to reports. The driver failed to stop properly.
Thankfully, no one else was injured. If anyone was, a lawsuit would be more than possible. When injured in a wreck, you’re owed compensation for damages and injuries. Medical bills, while necessary, are not cheap. An injured driver may quickly become buried underneath the bills and paperwork without legal assistance.