One of the characteristics of trucks on roads in Texas is that much of the time they are there for commercial purposes. The driver of the truck is frequently behind the wheel as part of his or her responsibility to someone else, and not for a personal reason.
Accidents often arise when either or both of the drivers make a mistake while the vehicles are underway. Sometimes however, a fatal accident can occur even when one of the vehicles is stopped. This was the case in a recent tragic incident in Texas that involved a utility truck and a pickup truck.
A 59-year-old Texas woman, who grew up in San Antonio and who had worked for the administration of former President Bill Clinton and later for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was recently killed in a multi-car accident, according to a news report.
Natural gas and oil production across Texas and other states has been linked to a big increase in traffic fatalities. An Associated Press analysis of fatal motor vehicle accidents in major drilling states suggests that equipment and trucks on the road have contributed to a quadruple in the number of fatalities in those locations. While many American road studies have indicated a decrease in road accidents, the trend is the reverse in drilling locations.
An 18-wheeler accident in Texas resulted in the driver being killed and a passenger being injured. The truck also spilled 250 gallons of diesel fuel onto U.S. 290 and it resulted in the highway being closed for 17 hours.