Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : August 12, 2019

Orla, TX – Collision On Highway 285 Results In Injuries

Orla, TX (August 12, 2019) – On August 10, just after 10:45 a.m., a major collision occurred on Highway 285 just eight miles south of Orla.

Reports from the scene indicate that two semi-trucks collided along the roadway. Further investigations of the scene show that one of the drivers involved crossed over the double yellow center lines and collided head-on with a second semi-truck.

The impact of the collision caused extensive damage to both vehicles and resulted in a major shutdown of the roadway.

One driver involved in the incident sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation as crews work to determine why the driver crossed over the center lines.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.  Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents In Texas

Orla, TX – Collision On Highway 285 Results In InjuriesEvery year, more than 3,700 people lose their lives in fatal accidents across Texas. Unfortunately, those involving semi-trucks are more likely to result in fatalities than accidents involving most other types of vehicles. The size and weight of these vehicles make them extremely dangerous, especially if they are traveling at a high rate of speed.

When victims lose their lives in fatal collisions, they often leave behind friends and family who are devastated by their sudden and unexpected loss. In some cases, surviving family members are left to bear the costs of funeral and burial arrangements. For this reason, we believe surviving family members should contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to protect their legal rights.

Over the years, Texas truck accident attorneys at the Benton Law Firm have fought aggressively to ensure the legal rights of victims and their families are protected. In cases where victims lose their lives due to the negligent or reckless acts of others, we work diligently to ensure families recover restitution for funeral arrangements, lost wages, and various other costs incurred. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to see how we can help you.

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Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety and quality of life to those who live in our state. At The Benton Law Firm, we intend to honor those who are victimized in accidents across Texas. We aim to provide up to date information to the public surrounding these incidents in hopes of helping others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. You should seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional if you or a loved one is a victim in an accident. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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