One driver was injured after a fiery truck accident in the area of Lewisville on Friday, December 17, 2021.
The tragic crash happened shortly after noon in the express lanes of Interstate 35E, near the Corporate Road exit lane.
The crash involved a FedEx semi-truck traveling on the southbound I-35E highway and crashed into a concrete bulkhead near the Corporate Road exit, police said.
Local authorities said the semi-trailer overturned and caught fire. The truck driver was able to get out of the wreckage with minor injuries.
Officials further revealed that another driver suffered minor injuries after his vehicle was hit by debris from the semi-truck collision.
Crew members are working to clean up an oil spill. The accident remains under investigation.
Truck Accident Statistics
Semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are often the largest vehicles on the road. Truck-on-truck accidents often result in serious damage, endangering the lives of everyone on the road.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 4,000 people were killed in 18-wheeler crashes in 2013. (NHTSA). Five hundred thirty-six people were killed on the roads in Texas, making it one of the most dangerous places in the country.
As a state, Texas has the highest per capita death toll from traffic accidents in the country. Texas has the highest number of fatalities involving large commercial trucks compared to other states.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, more than 34,000 commercial truck accidents occurred in Texas in 2016. These collisions resulted in the deaths of 600 people and the injuries of 6,100 more, including 1,100 people who were left permanently disabled.
Denton County Truck Accident Lawyer for Injured Victims of Semi-Truck Crash
Truck accidents stemming from the negligence of either the truck driver or the trucking company often lead to devastating and sometimes fatal results. If you have been injured following a truck accident, you have the legal right to pursue a personal injury claim.
A personal injury claim allows the injured victim to seek compensation for the damages such as medical bills, vehicle damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering that the accident has caused them.
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