• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: March 2021

Edinburg, TX (3/9/2021) – An 18-wheeler caught fire Tuesday morning when a mattress flew off a vehicle and hit the 18-wheeler.

The incident happened on 281 when a mattress flew off of a pickup truck headed northbound and went under an 18-wheeler following the truck. 

The mattress caught fire and then caused the 18-wheeler to catch fire. The 18-wheeler completely burned. 

The pickup truck driver fled the scene. 

Reports say no one was 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.

Texas Truck Accident Attorneys

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, debris-related crashes occur four times more likely on interstate highways than crashes not involving debris.  It’s recommended to avoid a debris-related accident, you should maintain your vehicle, secure vehicle loads, and drive defensively.

Those that refuse to maintain their vehicles, secure vehicle loads, or drive defensively are negligent drivers. Negligent drivers make it easier to cause accidents, whether it be from debris or speeding or distracted driving. If you were injured in a car accident, you may have a claim for negligence against the driver or party responsible for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation with the car accident lawyers at Sutliff & Stout, give us a call at 713-405-1263.

Source: KRGV

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About the Author

Graham Sutliff is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Among other awards and certifications, he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer for the past decade. In 2019 alone, Graham recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients who were injured by others. To learn more about Graham, click here.

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