San Antonio, TX (January 24, 2021) – An accident involving a semi-truck carrying molasses claimed the life of one person on Thursday evening. At around 10 p.m., on January 21, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on Interstate 37.
Reports from authorities show that an 18-wheeler was traveling on Interstate 37 when it became involved in a collision. The semi-truck then crashed onto loop 1604, struck a Dodge caravan, then went over the embankment and burst into flames. Crews arrived at the scene and quickly went to work battling the blaze.
The driver of the semi-truck sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Authorities pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
Two other victims sustained injuries in the accident. Both victims were transported to Brooke Army Medical Center for the treatment of injuries. At this time, the San Antonio Police Department is investigating the collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Truck accidents often have an overwhelming impact on those involved. The size and weight of these vehicles make it more likely that victims sustain catastrophic and fatal injuries. Each year, more than 17,500 people sustain serious injuries in accidents that require extensive medical treatment and hospitalization. Although we want to believe that everyone recovers from their injuries, this is far from the truth. In fact, thousands of people end up passing away due to injuries sustained in truck accidents throughout our state each year.
The unfortunate truth is that more than 10 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents here in Texas every day. These incidents add up to more than 3,600 lives lost annually as a result of traffic-related incidents. Many victims suffer fatal injuries in collisions as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of others. Although we can take proactive measures to ensure the lives of those around us are safe from our actions, we cannot prevent others from engaging in negligent actions while driving. Quite often, these accidents are caused by drivers who are distracted, speeding, or engaging in other activities while operating their vehicles. The aftermath of an accident can have far-reaching consequences for both victims and their families. In some cases, surviving relatives can contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to protect their legal rights.
Working with a knowledgeable and skilled legal team in the aftermath of your accident can make a world of difference when it comes to your ability to protect your legal rights and get the justice you deserve. Rasansky Law Firm’s truck accident attorneys in Texas have over 25-years of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of families across our state. Our team works diligently to ensure families hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions so they can move forward in the best way possible. We provide aggressive legal representation to ensure families maximize their recoveries so they are able to cover the financial burdens they face after losing loved ones unexpectedly. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 617-1816 to see how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the Dallas community, Rasansky Law Firm’s goal is to improve the safety of all residents in the great state of Texas. While we are extremely saddened by the accidents we report on, we hope that through knowledge of these accidents, individuals will exercise caution in order to avoid similar accidents in the future. These reports are not solicitations for business and the information included herein should not be taken as medical or legal advice. We hope for the quickest recovery for those involved in these accidents.