Houston, TX – Jackknife Truck Wreck on I-69 near TX-288 Ends in Injuries
Houston, TX (December 20, 2022) – A truck crash reported in the downtown Houston area on Tuesday morning ended in injuries and severe delays in traffic. At around 1:35 a.m., on December 20, the Houston Police Department responded to a traffic crash that took place on Interstate 69.
According to authorities, a collision took place on the northbound side of Interstate 69 near Texas State Highway 288. As a result of the collision, an 18-wheeler that was involved in the crash jackknifed. The truck then rolled over and came to rest on its side.
Emergency crews spent more than seven hours providing assistance at the scene and working to clear the roadway.
Medical personnel responded to the scene to provide care to injured victims and transport those who required further medical attention to area hospitals.
The Houston Police Department is currently investigating to determine what led to the accident occurring.
We hope the victims hurt due to this crash recover quickly.
Truck Accidents in Texas
Any type of truck accident has the potential to cause severe injuries and damage to the people and vehicles involved. Unfortunately, there are thousands of people harmed as a result of truck crashes in Texas every year. One of the most common types of truck accidents that we see in our state is the jackknife collision. This type of accident occurs when the trailer on the truck swings across the road and comes to rest parallel to the cab.
There are several reasons why jackknife truck accidents occur with greater frequency than other types of truck accidents. One reason is that jackknife accidents are more likely to occur when a truck is carrying a heavy load. This is because the weight of the load can cause the truck to lose traction, making it more difficult for the driver to control the vehicle.
Another reason why jackknife accidents take place more often is due to the fact that trucks need a lot of space to turn. This means that if a truck driver begins to turn too sharply, the trailer of the truck can swing out and hit another vehicle, causing a jackknife accident.
In addition, road conditions can also play a role in causing jackknife accidents. If the road is slippery or has sharp turns, it can be more difficult for a truck driver to maintain control of their vehicle, leading to a jackknife accident.
If you have been harmed as a result of a truck accident, a Houston truck accident lawyer can help you explore the options that you have to get justice. Following a crash that was caused by another driver’s careless or negligent actions, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your damages.
If you have been the victim of a truck accident and want to ensure that your legal rights are protected, Goudarzi & Young is here to help. With our experienced attorneys and their deep understanding of how these cases work, we can provide you with the knowledgeable representation you need in order to get the compensation you deserve. To learn more or set up a free consultation, just call us at 800-256-5169 today.
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