10/04/2013 // 1-800-Car-Wreck (Press Release) // Amy Witherite // (press release)
A recent accident on an interstate near downtown Dallas for many proved to be a traffic nightmare. The accident involving a tractor-trailer and heavy equipment vehicle resulted in the closure of all southbound lanes on Interstate-35E.
As noted in a report by CBSDFW.com, the accident occurred after a drilling rig fell off the truck it was being towed on and landed under a bridge. It led to fuel being spilled onto the freeway and road damage. Although immediate work was begun to remove the drill truck and hazardous material that was left on the road, lanes were closed for hours forcing many drivers to find alternative routes on their commute.
As the Dallas accident lawyers of 1-800-Car-Wreck note, falling objects, especially heavy equipment, can be a deadly threat to many. Fortunately in the case of the recent accident, no other vehicles were involved and no injuries were reported as a result; however, on a busy interstate as such as the one on which the accident occurred, the outcome could have easily been far different in heavier traffic.
It is important that operators of 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles, especially those with heavy loads in tow, use extreme caution while on the road. If a load is not properly locked down, as demonstrated in the case of the drilling rig falling from the vehicle, others may be exposed to dangerous road hazards that prove far more than being an inconvenience and actually place their lives in jeopardy.
The accident injury lawyers of 1-800-Car-Wreck are available to help individuals who have been involved in accidents involving 18-wheelers or commercial vehicles with assessing their legal options, particularly in cases where an accident occurred due to a fallen object or load that placed them in harm’s way.
Individuals who have been involved in any type of accident on the road can contact the law firm of Eberstein & Witherite to request a free case evaluation. The 1-800-Car-Wreck helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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