• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: May 2019

Tractor-Trailer-and-Boat-Catches-Fire-on-Beltway-8-SouthHouston, TX (May 6, 2019) – The driver of an 18-wheeler caused a major crash shutting down Beltway 8 South.

The truck accident happened around 9:00 a.m. on Beltway 8 South near Highway 288. The tractor-trailer was hauling a boat traveling eastbound on the Beltway.

The driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into the wall barrier causing the rig and the boat to catch fire.

A nearby Nissan SUV was damaged by the flames.

There were no injuries in this accident.

All eastbound main lanes of the Beltway 8 were closed as crews worked to clean up hazardous materials that leaked during the crash.

If you or a loved one were involved in a car 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: Houston Chronicle

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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.