• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: November 2019
Semi-Truck Crash in Denton Erupts in Flames, Results in Injuries

Denton, TX (11/20/2019) – Two 18-wheelers were involved in a fiery crash early Wednesday morning near FM 1173.

According to Denton Fire Department, the two big rigs crashed just before 4:30 a.m. when both rigs collided and one caught fire in the crash.

The driver of the semi-truck that burned sustained minor injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

Northbound lanes reopened the hour after and the southbound lanes were still closed around 10 a.m.

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

An investigation of this accident will prove essential due to the fact that a commercial truck put another commercial truck driver’s life at risk.

Because the commercial truck erupted in flames, the driver of the semi-truck that caused the accident, and the trucking company, may be liable for any damages brought forth upon the motorist. 

In addition, the driver of the semi-truck that caught fire may have sustained burn injuries within the minor injuries that were reported. Auto accidents remain one of the main reasons 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.

It’s important to consult legal counsel in the event of a serious car accident. 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 to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: WFAA

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About the Author

Hank Stout is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Hank earned his doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and has been actively trying personal injury cases for over ten years. He was recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Rising Star from 2012-2014 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas). He has earned a Superb rating by Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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