When a semi truck crash happens, the outcome can be very upsetting. Any type of traffic accident can have serious consequences, but due to the large size of semi trucks and other factors, large truck collisions can be especially perilous. In Houston, and the rest of Texas, it is crucial for truck drivers and everyone else who gets behind the wheel to do everything in their power to prevent truck accidents from claiming more lives and causing life-altering injuries that never should have occurred.
Authorities say a truck accident recently that took place in Leander at 7:30 in the morning claimed the life of a 27-year-old man. The man who passed away was driving a pickup truck when he reportedly collided with a semi truck on Ronald Reagan Boulevard.
The man lost his life at the site of the crash, while it is believed the semi truck driver will be all right. However, authorities pointed out that there was thick fog in the region when the collision took place, which they say was a major factor.
Victims of a truck accident may experience a plethora of complications after the crash. If they don't die in the accident, they may have debilitating injuries that are very painful and lead to expensive medical bills. Also, they could experience mental trauma and emotional pain and families may also be affected by an accident their loved one was involved in. As a result, those who are trying to piece their life together after a truck accident may want to speak with a legal professional.
Source: KXAN, "Leander police say fog was big factor in fatal crash," Claire Ricke, Nov. 3, 2015