Semi-Truck Slams Into Rear of Mini-van Carrying Family of Five
A complicated and deadly series of collisions took multiple lives on Interstate
30 outside Mt. Pleasant, Texas. An initial accident resulted in no fatalities
but brought traffic to a standstill on Interstate 30 at Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
One of the vehicles stopped because of the first accident was a mini-van
containing a husband and wife and their three children. Upon approaching
the accident scene, a semi-truck driver appeared to have been driving
in excess of what conditions permitted.
The semi-truck driver slammed into the rear of the mini-van. The impact
was so significant that the mini-van ended up shooting into the rear of
another commercial truck.
The children and their mother, in the mini-van, appear to have been killed
on impact. The husband in the mini-van was transported to an area hospital.
The driver of the rig that slammed into the mini-van was pronounced dead
at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck that was struck by the mini-van
because of the force of the collision with speeding rig sustained minor injuries.
The investigation into the accidents is ongoing. At the current time, there
has been no information released about other underlying causes for the
second collision discussed here, beyond the big rig operator driving at
a speed in excess of what conditions permitted. No information has yet
been released that this semi-truck driver was intoxicated, impaired, or
Texas Semi-truck Accident Wrongful Death Claim
The father who appears to have survived the multi-vehicle accident is likely
in a position to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver of the
semi that slammed into his family's mini-van as well as the trucking
company that owned and operated that rig. There seem to be other parties
against whom he can also pursue this type of legal action.
For example, the circumstances surrounding the initial collision that caused
traffic on Interstate 30 may bear some responsibility for what occurred
later on the roadway. The completion of the overall investigation will
shed at least some light on that possibility.
In addition, an experienced semi-truck accident lawyer can be invaluable
when it comes to identifying all parties responsible for fatalities and
injuries stemming from a complicated series of collisions, like those
Texas Semi-truck Accident Personal Injury Claim
As has been reported, the father who lost his family appears to have sustained
serious injuries in the semi-truck accident. Consequently, he also appears
to have legal standing to pursue a personal injury cases seeking compensation
for his own injuries.
A component of a personal injury case would also be identifying all of
the parties that contributed to the accident and that legally are responsible
for the injuries sustained by the father. This is yet another situation
in which a Texas semi-truck accident lawyer can provide invaluable assistance
to an injured person.
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