Houston, TX – Truck Driver Dies After Falling over Ship Channel Bridge on 610 Loop
Houston, TX (July 4, 2019) – A truck driver has been reported dead after falling over the side of the Ship Channel Bridge in Houston after attempting to avoid a car that cut off the 18 wheeler. The accident happened on Wednesday, July 3rd, around 8:30 a.m. at the 400 block of Concrete St.
The accident resulted in the truck driver 150 feet to the ground. The driver was pinned inside the 18-wheeler as fire crews attempted to free him from the vehicle. After being extracted from the semi, the driver was taken to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the car that cut off the semi remained at the scene along with another witness.
The identity of the truck driver was not revealed.
The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased at this time.
Aggressive Driving Crashes in Texas
Aggressive driving is an issue not only Texas motorists but for those across the country as well.
Recent studies have shown that around 32 percent of drivers believe aggressive driving is an important concern for the safety of the roadways in the U.S.
When a driver is reacting aggressively on the road, they are more likely to engage in reckless behaviors such as speeding, tailgating, and cutting off other drivers.
The Dallas personal injury attorneys at the Benton Law Firm have experience helping family members who have lost a loved one recover after their tragic loss.
If you have lost a loved one due to a careless driver, call us today at (214) 771-9365 to discuss your case.
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