Riding on a highway or interstate around a tractor-trailer can be frightening. The sheer weight of the enormous vehicle can do irreparable damage to smaller vehicles on the road should they collide. Two children have died after the car in which they were riding was hit by an 18 wheeler on a Texas highway.
Official reports say the 7 a.m. collision happened when a sedan was making a turn off the highway onto a private driveway. Two of the passengers in the car, a two-year-old and a five-year-old, were killed upon impact. The third passenger, six years of age, and the driver of the sedan, the mother of all three children, were taken to two separate medical facilities in an effort to treat the critical injuries both suffered. There has been no update on the condition of either patient.
There were no injuries to the driver of the 18 wheeler. Investigators still have to determine the specifics that led to the cause of the crash. As of yet, there have been no charges issued to the truck driver.
When the driver of an 18 wheeler or any other vehicle does not use the utmost care while driving, the potential for death or permanent injury is enormous. Those who have lost loved ones or those who have been injured in an accident have to live with the consequences of a driver who chose to not follow the rules of the road. Money that may be awarded from a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit will not turn back time, but it will help with expenses that accumulate from loss of income. A Texas attorney is available for consultation to those who may have a case.
Source: kbtx.com, "Two children killed in wreck between 18-wheeler and car", Noelle Bellow and Courtney Carpenter, May 16, 2018