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https://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/files/2020/05/Screen-Shot-2020-05-26-at-1.22.28-PM.pngMay 23, 2020:  San Antonio, TEXAS–The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Friday on Interstate 10 near the Dominion on the north side of San Antonio.  Justin Antwan Jackson, 29, the driver of the 18-wheeler, involved in the incident is now charged with failure to Stop and Render Aid after his truck rear-ended a red Ford Fiesta that was stalled on US I-10.  

The driver of the car, Donna Falkenberg, 46, was killed in the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene.  San Antonio Police said she was not wearing a seat belt.

According to an arrest affidavit, Jackson was traveling southbound in the right-most lane when it neared the stalled Ford Fiesta, which had on its hazard lights.  Jackson told police that he tried to avoid another vehicle that appeared to be crossing into the lane next to him and did not see the Ford until the crash was unavoidable.

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Last week, a tragic multi-vehicle crash occurred in Walker County on I-45. According to a local news report, early last Thursday afternoon, between Madisonville and Huntsville, an 18-wheeler crashed into two other vehicles, which were both stopped due to a crash that occurred previously that day. The crash scene was horrific, with vehicles seriously damaged and passengers in critical condition. A 27-year-old woman and a 4-month-old were both in such serious condition that they had to be transported by air ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital in downtown Houston. Additionally, a 34-year-old man was transported by ground ambulance to a Conroe hospital.

Although it is too early to know, there will likely be serious injuries and expensive medical bills as a result of this accident. While the investigation is still underway, if the driver of the 18-wheeler is found to have been at fault, even partially, for the accident, the injured victims may be able to file a civil suit against them under Texas law to recover for their injuries. If successful, this civil suit can lead to the victims earning compensation to cover past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

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WACO, Texas, Feb. 17, 2020:One man is dead after a major accident early in the morning on February the thirteenth involving two 18-wheelers on Interstate 35. Officials identified the victim as 34-year-old Jesus Salas Rodriguez of Grand Prairie.

The  Department of Public Safety said the accident took place on the northbound interstate near Loop 340 next to the Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center campus.

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amarillo-streetview-12_30_19Amarillo, Texas (Jan 2, 2020) – One person was killed in a major crash involving three vehicles on the afternoon of December 24th.  At approximately 1:00PM Tuesday, a Hereford resident was driving an 18-wheeler westbound on East Amarillo Boulevard.  As the truck driver attempted to turn south onto Ridgemere Boulevard, he pulled in front of a Lincoln driven by Amarillo resident Freddy Buckingham, aged 53. Buckingham clipped the rear of the trailer, causing him to spin out into the westbound lane, where he collided with another vehicle.  Mr. Buckingham was rushed to an area hospital, where he later died from his injuries.  Investigation is ongoing, but authorities believe that speeding and lack of seatbelt usage were factors in the fatality.

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Seatbelts Save Lives Your seatbelt is the most effective safety device in your vehicle.  Designed to keep the driver/passenger in place in the event of a crash to prevent them from being forcefully thrown into the dashboard or windshield – or worse yet, through the windshield and into the road.  Air bags can only do so much, and oftentimes only become more dangerous with the lack of proper seat belt usage. 

“In 2018 more than 2,623 people who failed to wear their seat belts were killed or seriously injured,” says TxDOT Traffic Safety Director Terry Pence.  “Simply remembering to to put on your seat belt increases your chances of surviving a crash by 45-60 percent.” 

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