A Montgomery County woman was critically injured after being involved in an 18-wheeler accident on January 4. The driver of the truck, which is owned by the Kroger Company, did not see the woman’s car when changing lanes. The Durham Law Firm can help if you or a loved one is harmed due to an accident with an 18-wheeler caused by the negligence of the truck driver.
According to an article in the Montgomery County Police Reporter the 18-wheeler accident took place shortly after 1 a.m. on US 59, in an area between FM 1314 and Community Drive. When the Porter Fire Department arrived, first responders found the woman lying on the freeway in the southbound lanes. The truck was in the northbound lanes and had extensive damage on its side and front end.
The truck’s fuel tank was ripped open in the accident, spilling diesel fuel that had to be cleared by a local environmental company. Department of Public Safety officers investigating the accident reported that the driver of the truck was changing from the right lane to the left. The officer, according to the article, stated that the truck driver did not see the car while changing lanes, and pushed it into the concrete barrier. The car went over the barrier and the woman was ejected. She was taken to a Houston hospital in critical condition.
It is extremely important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible if you or someone close to you is ever involved in an 18-wheeler accident. At The Durham Law Firm, we can provide you with a free consultation to thoroughly explain all of your options. Contact us online or call us at 214-222-4000 to learn more.