Angelina County, TX – Melody Wallace Harmed in Truck Wreck on US-69 at Briar Village St
Angelina County, TX (July 4, 2019) – Local sources reported that a two-vehicle collision resulted in the injury of someone involved on Wednesday, July 3rd. The accident happened in the morning at 7:42 a.m. on US-69 near Briar Village St. near Lufkin.
It was reported by authorities that Charles Evans of Lufkin was driving a 2003 Peterbilt semi-trailer southbound on the highway at an unsafe speed. When Evans attempted to change lanes, he struck a 2017 Dodge driven by 47-year-old Melody Wallace of Pollok.
Evans had a cargo of logs which spilled over the roadway after the crash.
Wallace was transported to a hospital in Lufkin for medical treatment.
Evans was not injured in the accident, and the collision resulted in roadway delays.
The crash is currently under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recoveries.
18-Wheeler Crashes in Texas
There are over 500,000 crashes involving 18 wheelers every year in the U.S. 5,000 of these end deadly for those involved, with 98 percent of fatalities involving the driver or passenger of the other vehicle.
The sheer size of 18 wheelers means that being involved in a crash can result in severe injuries and possibly even permanent disfigurement.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a crash with an 18-wheeler, contact our offices at (214) 771-9365 to see what your legal options are.
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