Lindale, TX (December 20, 2022) – A truck crash took place on Monday afternoon in Smith County that resulted in injuries. On December 19, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the site of a traffic accident that took place on Interstate 20.
According to reports provided by DPS, an 18-wheeler flipped over, causing a collision involving six other vehicles. The incident blocked multiple lanes, prompting the shutdown of the eastbound side of the roadway.
Smith County officials responded to the scene of the accident to provide assistance to DPS. Cruise with the Lindale fire department and EMS also responded.
Emergency medical services worked on providing care to the injured victims before transporting them to local hospitals.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We hope injured victims recover quickly following this crash.
Truck Accidents in Texas
A truck accident can change your life instantly. Unfortunately, thousands of commercial vehicle accidents occur in the state of Texas every year. Many of these accidents result in severe injuries for those involved. We see many people hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries, internal organ injuries, and other severe injuries that require extensive treatment and negatively affect their lives forever. Unfortunately, many of these accidents involve trucks that rollover.
There are many factors that can contribute to a rollover truck crash, but some are more common than others. One of the leading causes is overloading the truck beyond its weight limit. This puts undue stress on the tires and suspension, making it more likely for the truck to tip over if it hits a bump or turns too sharply. Another cause is improper loading, which can shift the center of gravity and make the truck top-heavy. This increases the risk of rollover if the truck makes a sudden stop or turn.
Speeding is also a major factor in rollover crashes, as it gives the truck less time to react to obstacles in its path. If a truck is going too fast when it hits a pothole or patch of ice, it could easily lose control and tip over.
Finally, driver fatigue can also lead to rollovers. Truckers who push themselves too hard to make deadlines may find themselves nodding off at the wheel. This increases the chances of missing a turn or obstacle in the road and crashing.
Suffering from an injury sustained in a truck crash can leave you feeling overwhelmed and helpless. Fortunately, Goudarzi & Young can offer you the legal assistance you need to receive fair compensation for your injuries. With too many cases being lost due to underrepresentation, it’s important that you get legal representation from a skilled Lindale truck accident lawyer as soon as possible and make sure that justice is served on your behalf. So don’t wait. Pick up the phone and call 800-256-5169 right away to schedule your free consultation with Goudarzi & Young today.
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.
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