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Four Dead After Truck Driver Loses Control of Big-Rig

Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Jun 03, 2013 in Truck Accidents

In late May of this year, four people were killed in a devastating truck accident on Interstate 20.

As reported by WFAA, the truck accident occurred in Eastland County, less than 100 miles away from Fort Worth in the middle of the afternoon. According to the Department of Public Safety, the large truck was headed eastbound on a steep hill when the driver, 22-year-old Edward Hallahan, lost control of his truck and went over the concrete median hitting a Honda sedan and Ford pickup truck.

All three occupants in the Honda were killed, including a toddler. The driver of the pickup truck was also killed, while the passenger was injured.

The driver of the semi-truck was injured along with his passenger; both were taken to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.

Law enforcement is currently investigating the accident to determine the cause of the collision, although it is likely that the trucking company and driver may be to blame.

If the driver was speeding or driving carelessly while traveling down a hill, it may have caused the truck to go over the barrier. However, other causes may have been a poorly maintained truck or hiring an inexperienced driver.

Truck drivers are expected to be professional and competent when they get behind the wheel, but when these drivers make mistakes or trucking companies hire unlicensed drivers, the results are catastrophic.

Our Dallas injury attorneys know that truck accidents are often deadly due to the disparity in size between cars and big rigs. When a truck weighing as much as 80,000 pounds collides with a passenger vehicle, that truck can do a lot of damage.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, contact Stephens, Anderson & Cummings today. Call 877-920-9009 to schedule a free consultation.