11/25/2013 // 1-800-Car-Wreck // 1800 CAR WRECK // (press release)
The case of a dump truck driver involved in a fatal crash in Dallas made headlines after an elderly couple was killed on the LBJ Freeway. The same crash made headlines again after a report was released by the Texas Department of Transportation that stated the accident was caused by errors made by a dump truck driver.
Dump truck driver made mistakes before fatal crash, report says
“The driver, employed by Rizo Trucking of Garland, was travelling through a construction zone late morning Sept. 10 on westbound I-635 when traffic slowed. The man, who was driving in the far right lane, took “faulty evasive action by improper braking and steering to the left,” the accident report said.”
For more information about the fatal dump truck crash, please visit http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/10/dump-truck-driver-made-mistakes-before-fatal-crash-report-says.html/
Say the Dallas accident injury lawyers of 1800 CAR WRECK this case illustrates the severity of destruction that can be caused by truck driver errors. Truck drivers are expected to exercise extreme caution on the road because most operate with a minimum capacity of 26,000 pounds per gross vehicle weight.
What Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers Do
“Some heavy truck drivers transport hazardous materials, such as chemical waste, and so have to take special precautions when driving. Also, these drivers normally carry specialized safety equipment in case of an accident. Other specialized drivers, such as those carrying liquids, oversized loads, or cars, have to follow rules that apply specifically to them.”
For more information about what heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers do please visit http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Transportation-and-Material-Moving/Heavy-and-tractor-trailer-truck-drivers.htm
Examples of mistakes made by truck drivers that lead to serious accidents include:
Driving vehicles that exhibit mechanical problems
Driving long distances without sufficient rest, or while fatigued
Making sudden lane changes
When a truck driver makes an error in driving it puts many in harm’s way. Sadly such errors often result in fatal accidents that have serious consequences for innocent victims in passenger vehicles who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The Dallas truck accident lawyers of 1800 CAR WRECK are available to help individuals who become involved in fatal truck accidents ensure that reckless or negligent truck drivers are held responsible for their actions. The law firm of Eberstein & Witherite has extensive experience in helping clients with truck accident injury claims achieve successful outcomes for their case.
Dallas truck accident victims can call 1800 CAR WRECK today to discuss how to receive help with their specific truck accident case.
Address: 3100 Monticello, Dallas, TX 75205
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