Three firemen suffered injuries after their fire truck was struck from behind by an 18-wheeler on a highway in Irving, Texas. Texas truck accident attorneys note that the firemen are expected to be okay but the truck driver died at the scene.
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Firetruck Had Emergency Lights On at Time of Collision
According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, it is uncertain whether the truck driver was experiencing a medical problem while traveling on the Texas 183 highway and drugs or alcohol were not mentioned by officials as possible factors in the crash. Eyewitnesses stated that the tractor trailer hit the parked fire truck at highway speed and the cab of the tractor trailer caught fire. The truck driver was killed in the blaze.
One of the firemen was standing near the fire truck while the other two were sitting on its bumper when the accident occurred. Two of the victims suffered bruises and cuts when the fire truck overturned after spinning 180 degrees. The third victim had a head injury. The responders were on the scene of an earlier accident and the fire truck had its emergency lights on to warn other drivers when the accident occurred, the website reported.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Truck drivers and trucking companies have a duty to make sure that they operate and maintain their vehicles in a safe manner. If this duty is not fulfilled, accidents may occur, and the truck driver or trucking company can be held liable for injuries that may result.
Drivers or passengers who are injured in semi truck accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a driver or passenger is killed in a semi truck accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a trucking accident are advised to seek a qualified semi truck accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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