The United Postal Service confirmed that two employees perished in a fiery truck accident along I-20 in Texas. Both truck were traveling in the eastbound lanes of the freeway when they collided with one another. The collision caused one of the trucks to burst into flames.
UPS released a statement claiming that the two fatalities were valued, long-serving employees who worked to haul shipments long distances. They were experienced drivers who operated out of Florida.
The crash is still under investigation and all potential causes for the accident are being reviewed, including road conditions, the weather, other vehicles near the trucks and reports from the scene of the truck accident.
Big rig operators are often fatigued if they are not following proper protocols and federal working regulations for driving conditions. This can cause single and multivehicle accidents that result in serious injuries or death. Inexperienced or unqualified truck drivers are also the root cause for many major accidents. Unlike this Texas crash, truck accidents often involve other vehicles who are no match for the giant 18-wheelers.
Improper maintenance and defective auto parts are also a cause of accidents that involve large trucks.
These kinds of accidents often bring about wrongful death or negligence lawsuits due to the irresponsibility of drivers that lead to the harm of others. Anyone who has been impacted by a truck accident may benefit from speaking with an experienced attorney.
Source:7KLTV, “UPS confirms two employees died in fiery I-20 crash Wednesday in Smith Co.,” Stephanie Frazier, Oct. 8, 2015