Montague County, TX (3/29/2021) – A man was killed and a woman was injured in a fatal accident involving a semi-truck.
The accident happened on US 287 Service Road and FM 174. A pickup truck was headed north on the service road when a semi-truck headed south attempted a left turn on the entrance ramp to US 287.
The pickup truck failed to yield the right-of-way and drove into the path of the semi. The two collided head-on.
The driver of the pickup was killed at the scene. He was identified as George Baker, 72.
His passenger, a woman, was airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the semi, Barry White of Electra, was 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.
Truck Accident Lawyers Sutliff & Stout
With any Texas city, there are various commercial trucks on the road. While sometimes careful, they sometimes result in fatal crashes. A standard semi-truck weighs an average of 4,000 pounds while a large vehicle can weigh up to 80,000 pounds.
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.
Our hearts and condolences go out to the families. 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) 405-1263 or send us an email to discuss your truck accident injury case.
Source: Texomas Homepage
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