Houston, TX (March 14, 2021) – At approximately 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, a major vehicle collision involving two semis occurred on a freeway in Houston.
According to Houston officials, the accident took place on the ramp connecting the Eastex Freeway and the Gulf Freeway. One of the big rigs lost its load, which may have contributed to the crash.
Several first responders were dispatched to the scene of the wreck to aid injured parties. Persons who required extensive medical care were taken by ambulance to local hospitals for treatment.
Those involved have not been publicly identified at this time. The portion of the roadway where the collision took place was blocked off for several hours while wreckers worked to clear the area. The police in Houston continue to investigate the contributing factors of the crash.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We hope for their full recovery.
Big Rig Trucking Accidents in Houston
Serious truck accidents in Houston and throughout Texas take place thousands of times every year. These accidents injure thousands of people and take the lives of hundreds of other victims. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, deadly truck accidents occur in Texas more often than in any other state in the nation. In 2017, there were more than 550 fatal truck crashes that occurred in Texas.
In 2019, The Texas Department of Transportation reported 6,369 serious commercial truck accidents in Houston. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a big rig truck accident, contact a Houston, personal injury lawyer. This is your best bet to receive fair financial compensation for any injuries and losses you may have incurred. A big rig truck accident can cause more severe and life-altering injuries than even a major car accident.
Sadly, many truck accidents occur due to driver negligence, usually on the part of the truck driver. As a result, you could be out of work after a truck accident due to spending time in the hospital or at home recovering. Depending on the circumstance of your accident, you may be able to collect significant financial compensation.
The Houston truck accident attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas have been preserving the rights of injured victims and their families for decades. We work diligently to provide our clients with the best legal assistance available for their personal injury claims. Call the attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas at 512-968-0051 to discuss the specifics surrounding your accident. We will discuss your rights to pursue a claim for your injuries and losses.
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