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Villarreal & Begum January 8, 2020

18-Wheeler Driver Falls Asleep at Wheel

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Regardless of what vehicle you drive, it’s dangerous to drive tired.  According to the CDC, drowsy drivers were responsible for over 72,000 crashes and 800 deaths. A frightening statistic that should concern anyone out on the roads. According to the CDC’s fact page on drowsy drivers, there are several groups of people prone to drowsy driving. One of them is commercial drivers. That’s why it’s not surprising to learn about the latest accident South of Diboll, Texas. The driver of the 18-wheeler fell asleep while transporting hazardous materials. While driving northbound on US Hwy 59, Bruce Jackson fell asleep at the wheel. While asleep, he veered into a grass median. According to the police, when Jackson woke up, he overcorrected and veered to the right. Then, the driver lost control of his vehicle and the 18 wheeler overturned, blocking both northbound lanes. TXDot claims a hazmat crew had to be called to help clean up the wreckage.  According to reports, no one was killed in the accident, but the driver was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The damage 18-wheelers can cause is detrimental. That’s why it’s important to hold trucking companies responsible for their actions. These companies often overwork drivers or hire untrained drivers to haul their goods across the country. This mix of negligence can lead to devastating consequences for all involved. Often, these accidents result in injuries a person has to deal with for the rest of their life.

Hit by an 18 Wheeler?

At Villarreal and Begum, we know dealing with the aftermath of an 18 wheeler accident can be stressful. That’s why were here to help you figure out what to do next. You need an experienced attorney to fight the liable party. Villarreal and Begum know exactly how to find whos liable, and how to get you the money you deserve. If you have been in this situation, contact us today. Your consultation is always free.  Call us here or send us a message online. The Texas Law Guns will fight for you.