Two Killed, One Seriously Injured in a Multi-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 45 North Freeway at Rankin Road in Houston
Houston, TX. (April 14, 2020)- Two people were fatally struck by an 18-wheeler on April 10, 2020 in Houston, Texas. The accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Interstate 45 North Freeway at Rankin Road. Police reported that a Lincoln Navigator towing a trailer was traveling southbound on the highway when it got a flat tire. A father, mother and their two young children were inside the vehicle when the driver of a Mazda rear-ended their trailer. The mother in the Navigator and the driver of the Mazda then exited their vehicles. At this time, a Chevy Silverado swerved to miss the crash, hit a wall and spun into the middle lanes in the highway. The driver of a Chevrolet Suburban witnessed the crash and got out to help. An oncoming Amazon Prime 18-wheeler then slammed into all the vehicles. The 18-wheeler also struck and killed the mother in the Navigator and driver of the Mazda. The driver of the Suburban saw the oncoming 18-wheeler and jumped off the overpass to avoid being hit. He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The two children in the Navigator were properly restrained and were transported, along with their father, to the hospital for treatment. The crash remains under investigation.
We wish the injured victim a complete recovery. Our thoughts are with them and their family at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents in Texas
Every year, more than 3,700 people lose their lives in collisions across Texas. Sadly, a large percentage of collisions occur at intersections after drivers run red lights or engage in other reckless actions. As you can imagine, accidents involving semi-trucks are more likely to end in catastrophic and fatal injuries due to the size and weight of these vehicles. When victims lose their lives in collisions, due to the negligent actions of others, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas as soon as possible.
Over the years, The Benton Law Firm has helped countless families recover full and fair compensation to cover funeral arrangements, lost wages, and various other damages incurred after losing a loved one. Our team is dedicated to helping families move forward after a tragic and unexpected loss. If your loved one died in a collision, due to another driver’s negligence, contact our truck accident attorneys in Texas at (214) 777-7777 to see how we can help you.
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