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Truck accident claims 2 lives, leads to 1 injury

On Behalf of | May 3, 2024 | Wrongful Death |

Two people died in Texas after a large load from a truck fell on their car. Another individual suffered injuries in the crash. The accident occurred on a recent Saturday. 

How the accident happened 

The Texas motor vehicle collision took place a little before 11:30 a.m. along State Highway 36. According to authorities, a truck was carrying a 350,000 lb. load that became detached and fell from its trailer. The load then reportedly landed on a car, pinning the motor vehicle. 

Two passengers in the car were pronounced dead at the crash scene. The driver of the car survived the crash but suffered life-threatening injuries. First responders spent over four hours trying to extricate him from the car before airlifting him to a medical center. Authorities continued to investigate what caused the accident. 

How an attorney can help 

Police may discover through their investigation that the recent Texas accident happened due to the truck driver’s negligence — such as driving too quickly for road conditions. In this situation, the car driver who survived the accident may choose to file a personal injury claim against the truck driver and his or her employer, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the accident. Likewise, the surviving loved ones of the two deceased passengers may decide to file wrongful death claims against the truck driver and his or her employer, seeking damages. Successfully fought claims may lead to damage awards to cover the deceased parties’ funeral costs and the loss of support for their surviving dependents. 


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