Three people were killed in a horrific car crash in Terrell, Texas on Interstate 20 Tuesday August 21, 2018, according to multiple media outlets including Dallas News.
Details of the car accident in Terrell, Texas
The Terrell car accident occurred around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, on Interstate 20 near the Tanger Outlets. According to the authorities, three people in an SUV were killed after suffering personal injuries from a car accident with an 18-wheeler. There was a large fire after the Terrell, Texas 18- wheeler accident. Both the SUV and cab of the 18-wheeler were consumed by fire. A second 18-wheeler was also involved in truck accident in near Dallas, Texas but it’s was minimally damaged. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of deadly Terrell, Texas car accident.
Interesting facts about 18-wheelers accidents
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) analysis, a total of 3,986 people died in large truck crashes in 2016. Just 17% of these deaths were truck occupants, 66 percent were occupants of vehicles, and 16 percent were pedestrians or bystanders. 97% of vehicle occupants killed in two-vehicle crashes involving a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler in 2016 were occupants of the passenger vehicles.
Fatality in 18-wheelers car accidents
Due to the weight of the semis, fatality is higher in 18-wheelers when the truck rolls over. 55% of large truck occupant deaths in 2016 occurred in crashes in which their vehicles rolled over. This was slightly higher than the percentage of SUV occupant deaths and pickup occupant deaths that occurred in rollover crashes and much higher than the 22% of occupant deaths rollovers involving a car.
Where do these deadly truck accidents occur?
32% of these fatal car accidents occurred on interstates and freeways while 60 percent of deaths in 18-wheeler crashes in 2016 occurred on major roads other than interstates and highways, and seven percent occurred on minor roads.
Contact a Texas car accident attorney to discuss your options
If you or your loved ones have been seriously injured in an 18-wheeler accident in Dallas or surrounding cities, or a truck accident in Dallas or surrounding cities, you should consult with an 18-wheeler accident lawyer at once. Getting a fair settlement after an 18-wheeler accident isn’t easy. Often times it requires legal expertise and knowledge. At The Patel Firm PLLC, A Texas personal injury firm, our Texas wrongful death lawyer, Minesh J. Patel represents personal injury victims after an 18-wheeler accident in Texas. You will be aggressively represented from the moment you choose our personal injury law office to represent your interests after a truck accident in Dallas, Texas or the surrounding areas. Speak to Minesh J. Pate, car accident attorney in Texas at The Patel Firm PLLC today to discuss your options. You can call, text, or email the firm at any time. 24/7/365, nights and weekends.