One Injured in 18-Wheeler Crash on South FM 973 at SH 71 in Austin
Austin, TX. (November 22, 2021)- One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash on November 22, 2021, in Austin, Texas. The accident occurred shortly before 4:30 a.m. at the South FM 973 and SH 71 service road intersection. Police reported that a fuel truck and another large truck were involved in a collision. The driver of the fuel truck was transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with unknown injuries. No further details have been provided at the time. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full and speedy recovery.
Big Rig Accidents in Texas
Each year in the United States, there are over 500,000 accidents involving semi trucks. In total, 5,000 of these result in deadly injuries of the involved victims. Even more, around 98 percent of these deaths are the driver or passenger of the other passenger vehicle. Crashes with 18-wheelers are sudden and can be extremely deadly for those involved, often taking the lives of the victims. At the Benton Law Firm, we have a team of experienced trucking accident lawyers in Texas who are knowledgeable of the law and can help families of those lost in semi truck accidents regain lost compensation. If you have lost loved one in an accident with a commercial vehicle, contact our law offices at (214)777-7777 to discuss your case today.
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