Houston, TX – Serious Truck Accident on I-10 E at I-69

Dec 18, 2020 | Houston, TX Traffic Accidents

Houston, TX (December 18, 2020) – A major traffic crash involving a semi-truck occurred on an interstate in Houston on December 17

The incident took place just before 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 17 on Interstate Highway 10 in the eastbound lanes near I-69, according to the Houston District of the Texas Department of Transportation (DOT). 

The contributing factors of the accident have not been reported at this time but sources indicated a semi-truck was headed east on I-10 when for unknown reasons, it was involved in a collision. All first responders, including police, paramedics, and fire crews, were present at the scene of the collision in order to assist the injured victims. At this time, the extent of the injuries to the victims involved has not been made public.

No one involved in the crash has been publicly identified as local law enforcement officials continue their accident investigation. The total number of injured accident victims also has not been released at the present time. 

All main travel lanes of Interstate Highway 10 were closed while first responders were at the site of the crash. 

According to the Texas DOT, the collision took several hours to be cleared from the roadway. An accident investigation is currently ongoing. No further information has been released at this time. 

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this serious accident.

Truck 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 take place 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. 

Information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation states that in 2019, there were 6,369 serious commercial truck accidents in Houston, specifically Harris County. In the event that you or a loved one of yours has been injured in a truck accident in Texas, contacting a Houston personal injury lawyer is your best bet in order to receive full and fair financial compensation for any injuries and losses you may have incurred as a result. Being injured in a truck accident can cause more severe and life-altering injuries than a major car accident

Unfortunately, a large percentage of truck accidents take place due to driver negligence, usually on the part of the truck driver. You could be forced out of work after being injured in a  truck accident due to having to spend time in the hospital or at home recovering. You may be able to collect significant financial compensation depending on the circumstances of your crash. 

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