• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: January 2021

Houston, TX (1/5/2021) – A driver was killed after his 18-wheeler jackknifed and then burst into flames. 

Meagan Lee Killed after Fatal Wreck with a Semi-Truck

The accident happened on the North Loop East feeder road near the Hardy Toll. The driver was going at high speeds when he took the Irvington exit. That’s when he jackknifed and crashed. The 18-wheeler, which was carrying ethanol, then burst into flames. 

The driver was killed as a result of the crash.

The flames spread to a nearby home, but no one was hurt. 

Jackknife Accidents

Jackknife accidents occur when a tractor towing a trailer folds resembling the angle of a folding knife. This happens when a truck driver is speeding and slams the brakes while going too fast. The trailer swings out to the side and causes the tractor to overturn. 

Because of the nature of their size, weight, and force, getting involved in an 18-wheeler accident can result in thousands in damages. It can result in pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of wages due to the extensive care replacing your workload. If you or a loved one were involved in a truck accident, it is important to contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: KHOU

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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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