Houston, TX – Truck Crash on Eastex Freeway Rd near North Loop East Freeway Takes One Life

Houston, TX – Truck Crash on Eastex Freeway Rd near North Loop East Freeway Takes One Life

Houston, TX (January 14, 2023) – A fatal truck accident was reported in the Houston area on Friday morning that claimed one person’s life. Just before 6:40 a.m. on January 13, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a traffic crash on Eastex Freeway Road.

According to law enforcement, a truck towing a bulldozer and a second vehicle collided on the north side of Eastex Freeway Road near North Loop East Freeway.

The crash blocked multiple lanes in the area, prompting authorities to secure the roadway as they provided assistance at the scene.

One person was fatally injured due to the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Houston Police Department are currently investigating the incident.

We offer our condolences to the family of the victim who died in this crash.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas

Truck crashes often have devastating consequences on the lives of those involved. Every year, hundreds of people in Texas die due to these fatal accidents. There are many cases where innocent people lose their lives due to the reckless actions of others.

When innocent people die in fatal truck accidents that are a result of negligence, families are able to pursue wrongful death claims against the responsible parties. When it comes to truck accidents, there are multiple parties who can be held liable. Some common parties identified and fatal truck crashes include:

  • The truck driver: If the truck driver was at fault for the accident, they will likely be held responsible. This may be due to negligence, such as speeding or improper lane changes.
  • The trucking company: If the accident was caused by problems with the truck itself, such as defective brakes or tires, the trucking company may be held liable. The company may also be held responsible if it fails to properly maintain the truck or if it fails to screen and train its drivers.
  • The shipper or loaders: If the accident was caused by an overloaded or unbalanced load, those who loaded the truck may be held responsible.
  • The manufacturer: If the accident was caused by a defect in the truck itself, such as defective brakes or tires, the manufacturer may be held liable.

Pursuing legal action against one or more liable parties can help your family recover compensation for funeral expenses, burial costs, and more. A wrongful death lawyer in Houston will be able to fight for fair compensation to ensure your family is able to move forward in the best position possible.

Our Houston truck accident lawyers at Goudarzi & Young have decades of experience helping families protect their legal rights after enduring the loss of loved ones. Our team will fight to ensure your family is fairly compensated for all of the losses and damages you face. You can depend on our team of fearless advocates to represent your best interest throughout every step of the legal process. Contact our Texas personal injury law firm today at 800-256-5169 to schedule a free consultation with our team to get started on your case.


Notes: Our team of dedicated writers created this post through the use of secondary sources; therefore, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this truck accident. If you locate incorrect information, please contact Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P., so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. This post will be removed if requested. 

Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately, then speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. The photograph used in this post is not representative of this accident. This post is not a solicitation for business.  

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