Driver Killed after Semi-Truck Caught Fire in Fatal Wreck

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Parker County, TX (7/10/2020) – A man is now dead after the semi-truck he was driving caught fire following a car wreck Wednesday morning.

The two-vehicle wreck happened on Interstate 20 near FM 1189 around 1:20 a.m. A 2009 Freightliner semi-truck was headed eastbound in the left lane of I-20 when he traveled out of the lane and towards the center median. He overcorrected, went into the right lane, and struck a trailer towed by a 2007 Freightliner. The 2009 Freightliner caught fire and burned.

The driver of the 2009 Freightliner died at the scene after not being able to escape the burning truck.

The driver of the 2007 Freightliner, 29-year-old Meron Mamo, and his passenger were not injured.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Auto accidents remain one of the main reasons that burn injuries are treated at hospitals. According to the American Burn Association, burn victims make up over 700,000 trips to the hospital emergency rooms each year and of those visits over 45,000 of those individuals require hospitalization. These injuries include blisters, charred skin, and even nerve damage. These kinds of medical bills can be astounding, especially if there are other damages that occurred in the wreck. It’s important to consult legal counsel in the event of a serious car accident resulting in thousands in damages and expenses. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident or suffered serious injuries such as fractures or burns, immediately contact a legal expert from Sutliff & Stout to help you evaluate your options.

Source: Weatherford Democrat

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