Trucks traveling on major roadways are a common sight in Dallas, Texas. Drivers of passenger vehicles, such as cars, know that it is important for them to keep their distance from such large vehicles because trucks are capable of causing a catastrophe in the event of a collision. A person can easily understand the damaging potential of a truck by simply looking at it. The truck's sheer size and weight contributes tremendously to its destructive power, which can easily damage smaller vehicles in a collision.
In an area surrounding Fort Worth, Texas, a recent accident involving a car and an 18-wheeler truck resulted in one person's death. Based on a report, the truck came from a construction area and was heading onto Interstate 35 when it collided with the southbound car. The car was pinned underneath the truck as a result of the collision. The driver of the car died in the collision. The truck driver, on the other hand, luckily did not sustain any injuries. Authorities are still investigating the accident.
In this case, readers can only guess at what exactly happened in the crash, as the information provided by authorities was limited. For people who have experienced a similar traffic accident, they may be able to understand who is responsible, as well as other details about the accident. With the help of witnesses and victims' accounts, authorities may be able to finish the investigation quickly. The results of the investigation will determine if the crash was a result of someone else's carelessness. If that is the case, the victim may wish to file a personal or wrongful death claim.
A truck accident victim may wish to discuss a potential claim with a knowledgeable legal professional who can determine the fair compensation and other benefits that can help the victim and the victim's family. The compensation can be used to cover medical expenses, as well as other accident-related expenses that may cause difficulties otherwise.
Source: KDFW FOX 4, "Man killed in crash with 18-wheeler in Fort Worth," June 17, 2014