Two recent trucking accidents in Dallas serve as reminders of just how the dangers 18 wheelers pose on our highways. At 12:30 this morning the driver of an 18-wheler lost control of his truck while navigating a curve on Interstate 35 near the Colorado Blvd exit, resulting in his truck and trailer straddling the wall separating the regular lanes of traffic from the HOV lanes. Fortunately, no other car was involved in the accident. The second Dallas area trucking accident happened on Tuesday, when a tanker truck carrying jet fuel collided with a Jeep, resulting in a fire that burned for hours. This accident happened on Highway 114 in Roanoke. Despite the fiery outcome and extensive damage to the Jeep, no one was seriously injured in this accident as well.
These types of accident should never occur if 18 wheelers are operated at the appropriate speed, the driver is paying proper attention, and proper maintenance is performed on the tractor trailer. Unfortunately, the desire to maximize profit often trumps safety, leading to fatigued truck drivers and unsafe big rigs on our roads. If you have been injured due in an 18 wheeler accident, the Dallas truck accident attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins can help. Call today at 214-484-1930.