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Did malfunction cause truck accident involving dump trucks, SUV?

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that an SUV driver and two children were critically injured in an accident on a recent Tuesday morning. This tragic truck accident involved two dump trucks and an SUV. Although the incident is still under investigation, a preliminary report provides some details.

This report shows that a dump truck was heading south on Highway 124 in Jefferson County, followed by a car and another dump truck. Traveling north was a 32-year-old driver in an SUV with four young children under the age of 12 years as passengers. Inexplicably, two tires became detached from the first dump truck at the moment when the SUV passed it.

Reportedly, the tires struck the SUV, causing it to rotate into the southbound lane. Although the second dump truck pulled off the road to avoid involvement, the out-of-control SUV smashed into it. The SUV driver suffered critical injuries and was reportedly admitted to ICU at a local hospital while two of the children were airlifted to another facility for treatment of serious injuries. Neither of the dump truck drivers was injured, and the passenger vehicle that reportedly traveled between the two trucks appeared not to have been involved at all.

The SUV driver and the parents of the children -- if they are not the driver's children -- may pursue recovery of financial and emotional losses brought about by this truck accident. Personal injury claims may be filed in a Texas civil court. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney may be sensible because, along with the driver of the dump truck, the owner of the vehicle and even the party responsible for such a malfunction may be named as defendants in this case. 

Source: theexaminer.com, "Child passengers, driver of SUV injured in dump truck accident", Sharon Brooks, May 11, 2016

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