Hill County, TX (December 13, 2022) – Authorities in Hill County responded to the scene of a major truck accident that took place on Monday that left one person injured. On December 12, the Hill County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a crash on Texas State Highway 77.
According to law enforcement, a tractor-trailer was traveling on Texas State Highway 77 when it became involved in a collision with a second vehicle near the TA travel center. The impact of the crash sent the truck through a carport, where it collided with another vehicle. The truck then went off the roadway and came to rest in a creek.
The truck driver suffered injuries as a result of the crash. The victim was transported to a hospital in Waco, where they were treated.
The Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the accident.
We hope the victim injured as a result of this accident recovers quickly.
Truck Accidents in Texas
A traffic accident can change your life forever. Unfortunately, when trucks are involved in these accidents, victims are more likely to suffer significant injuries that require extensive treatment. There are many cases where people are involved in accidents due to negligent drivers. Speeding, distractions, and reckless driving are just some of the most common causes of crashes that we see here in Texas involving commercial vehicles.
Speeding is one of the most common causes of accidents involving trucks. In fact, speeding is a factor in nearly one-third of all fatal truck accidents. When a truck is traveling at high speeds, it takes longer to stop, and there is a greater chance that the driver will lose control of the vehicle. This increases the likelihood of an accident occurring.
Distractions are also a major cause of truck accidents. Truck drivers are often distracted by their cell phones and other electronic devices. This can take their attention away from the road, and make it more difficult to see potential hazards. Distracted driving is dangerous for all motorists, but is especially risky for those operating large vehicles like trucks.
Driving recklessly is another common cause of truck accidents. Reckless driving includes behaviors like tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, and making unsafe lane changes. These actions put other motorists at risk, and can easily lead to an accident occurring.
If you have been hurt in a truck accident in Texas, you know how important it is to have an experienced lawyer on your side. Our Hill County truck accident lawyers at Goudarzi & Young are committed to helping clients get justice. We have decades of experience fighting for justice for our clients. We offer a free consultation so that you can get to know us and see if we’re the right fit for your case. Call us today at 800-256-5169 to get started.
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