via Dallas Morning News: A deadly crash involving two semis and an SUV shut down southbound Central Expressway for most of the morning rush hour Wednesday.
The accident happened around 5:45 a.m. at the Sam Rayburn tollway interchange, near the boundary between Allen and McKinney. Allen police said there was one fatality but won’t identify the victim until next of kin has been notified.
It’s unclear who caused the crash, and police did not say which vehicle the victim was driving.
Deadly crashes involving 18 Wheelers and other commercial vehicles have been on the rise in North Texas over the last several years. It is a product of the strong economy we have in North Texas because more truckers are delivering goods in and out of the area. Where problems occur is when accidents happen between those commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles. Those accidents can be devastating and are often fatal.
Drivers of passenger vehicles need to be aware of the dangers of driving too close to 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles because they have a hard time seeing smaller cars in their side mirrors.
However, that does not absolve the trucker, or the trucking company, of wrongdoing if they are in any way at fault in the accident. Commercial vehicle drivers, and the company that employs them must be held accountable for the damages they cause. The vehicles they drive are larger, more dangerous for other drivers, and cause devastating injury in accidents.
If you have been injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, or your loved one has been injured or killed, give us a call today. You need to be aware of your rights. You need an experienced attorney who is not intimidated by the wall these powerful trucking and insurance companies have constructed that are meant to keep you from getting the money you need, and the money you deserve, after these accidents happen. Don’t trust that the insurance company is giving you a fair settlement. They are not acting in your best interest! They represent the company and the truck driver, not you. Put us in your corner, and let us get started making them pay the price to put your life back together.
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