On November 15th there was terrible motor vehicle accident involving a dodge charger, a larger commercial garbage truck and few other vehicles on the freeway. The crash itself took place around 11:15 in the afternoon on Beltway 8 in Houston. Apparently a few drivers had called in to complain of a large garbage truck that was barreling down the freeway driving in a recklessly and erratically. The driver of the large garbage truck must not have been paying attention when he crashed in Dodge Charger and a few other vehicles who were in line to pay the toll as they were crossing the North Beltway toll both.
The lady drive of the Dodge Charger unfortunately lost her life as her vehicle caught fire and was engulfed in flames. The cab of the garbage truck also caught fire, killing the driver as well. The drivers in the other vehicles that were hit only suffered minor injuries. The trash truck was owned by Global Waste Services.
Fortunately at toll booths there are usually cameras set up, so the footage from that day could be helpful in finding out what happened and why the trash truck was not able to stop in time. Truck accidents can cause devastating damage to other vehicles and can lead to catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. In this particular case, the family of the woman who lost her life could file a wrongful death lawsuit against Global Waste Services and seek out full compensation for loss of income, loss of consortium, emotional pain and suffering and other applicable damages.
The other drivers of the other vehicles who suffered minor injuries can also file injury claims to get reimbursed for any medical costs, pain and suffering and treatment expenses. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Houston truck accident or motor vehicle accident, then speak with a injury lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. We can help determine how much your case is worth!