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18 wheeler accidents

18 wheeler accidents are more common on roads and highways here in the United States than many drivers think. In fact, semi-trucks are involved in about 500,000 accidents annually.

Fatal Crash on Eastex Freeway

This morning, a woman in a black Nissan Sentra was killed when she crossed several lanes of traffic at once and struck the concrete barrier. After striking the concrete barrier, the vehicle flipped onto its side and ejected the front passenger. Sadly, the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The condition of the driver and other occupants is unknown..

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What is Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a progressive pain syndrome that most often affects one of the limbs (arms, hands, legs or feet) after trauma or injury to the limb. Doctors believe that the syndrome is the result of damage or malfunction of the peripheral and central nervous systems. The key symptom is prolonged pain that often is described as burning, electrical, shooting or “pins and needles” sensation..

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When Does a Pedestrian Have the Right of Way?

A woman was jogging in Pearland this morning when she was hit by a truck. The woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Witnesses report the truck had a green light when it struck the woman crossing the street. Under what circumstances does a pedestrian have the right away on the road?

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The Difference Between 18 Wheeler Accident Cases and Automobile Accident Cases

The driver of an 18-wheeler was sentenced to twenty years in jail last month for an accident that occurred two years ago in September 2014. The convicted driver was driving a log-hauling big rig in Florida when he struck the rear of a bus filled with children that was slowing down to let children off. The bus had its yellow lights flashing and stop arm extended when it was struck.

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Truck Driver Sentenced to 20 Years for Hitting School Bus

The driver of an 18-wheeler was sentenced to twenty years in jail last month for an accident that occurred two years ago in September 2014. The convicted driver was driving a log-hauling big rig in Florida when he struck the rear of a bus filled with children that was slowing down to let children off. The bus had its yellow lights flashing and stop arm extended when it was struck.

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7-Vehicle Pileup Leaves at Least One Person Dead

On September 15, 2016, the driver of a black Honda Accord on Highway 6 crossed over into oncoming traffic and crashed into a pickup. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Several cars piled up as they attempted to stop suddenly when the pickup and Honda collided.

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What if a Company Truck or 18-Wheeler Hits My Car?

Staying at the scene of the accident will avoid confusion. Even if the accident is not your fault, it could be alleged that you were responsible and fled the scene if you leave without exchanging information. Gather as much information as possible. Get the other person’s drivers license, insurance information, names of witnesses, and car license plates.

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Fatalities and Injuries in 2016

The National Safety Council (NSC) reported that more than 40,000 traffic fatalities occurred in 2016. This is the highest level of fatalities in a decade. The increase in fatalities is a six percent increase compared to the number of deaths in 2015. NSC estimates that the total cost for the property damage, death and personal injury in 2016 is $432.5 billion…

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