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Deadly accident that killed 1 may be result of trucker error

Texas officials never lack for work to do, especially when it comes to investigating serious accidents. One of the most recent traffic fatalities may be the result of a trucker error. The crash involved several vehicles, including two tractor-trailers.

According to an officer who is part of the ongoing investigation, there was an apparent slow down in the speed of traffic. A purported eyewitness claimed that a trucker who was approaching the slowdown failed to adjust his speed in time to avoid a collision. Instead, he or she slammed into a vehicle that was traveling ahead of it. This started a chain of collisions.

A person who was a passenger in one of the smaller cars was fatally injured in the wreck. Reportedly, two other victims suffered injuries and required transportation to local medical centers. It is unknown what the severity of their wounds is or their current conditions. A representative from one of the companies that owned one of the semis could not provide any details regarding the condition of the driver involved.

Texas officials have not completed the investigation, and it is unclear if any of the drivers will face criminal charges as a result of this fatal wreck. If the wreck was caused by a trucker error, then both the family of the deceased victim as well as the two individuals who were injured may elect to pursue civil litigation against all responsible parties. While nothing will restore the lost loved one or undo the injuries that were inflicted, successful civil cases may provide monetary recompense that may alleviate the financial damages that were also likely sustained.

Source: CBS DFW, "At Least One Dead As Major Wreck Shuts Down I-30", April 18, 2017

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