A violent accident on US-290 in Houston yesterday morning left two people dead. The crash occurred when an 18-wheeler collided with a car that had broken down in a traffic lane near a construction area. In addition to the two individuals who lost their lives, two others were injured, and the wreck caused a hazmat spill, which left the road closed for several hours.
According to investigators, there were three other passengers sitting in the stalled vehicle while the driver was outside of the car attempting to warn approaching traffic. Unfortunately, the driver of the semi-truck was unable to avoid colliding with the resting vehicle, killing a passenger who had been sitting in the back seat. There were two other passengers in the stalled car, both of whom are now being treated for unknown injuries. The driver of the commercial truck was also killed when his cabin caught fire following the wreck.
Anthony Hogue, the driver of the stalled vehicle, witnessed the horrifying collision firsthand and heard his friend’s final words. “I heard her say, ‘move over, move over, move over,’ and I seen her waving her phone, and then I seen the semi just keep coming,” Hogue said, “Kept coming on, never hit his brakes, try to turn, move out the way or nothing. She jumped out the way and as soon as she jumped out the way, he plowed into the back of us.”
He tried to pull his close friend out from the flaming vehicle after the collision but was unable to do so. “We pulled one passenger out and we tried to pull the other passenger out,” Hogue said, “We tried and tried and tried. We just couldn’t do it.”
Sadly, these accidents happen frequently, especially in the heavily congested areas throughout Central and West Texas. Although the accident described above is tragic and still under investigation, we often find that many crashes involving commercial trucks involve negligence and liability. If you or someone you know has been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a commercial trucking accident, please contact Crosley Law Firm at (877) 535-4529 or fill out this form to receive a free consultation.
Related ArticlesView All Blog Articles
Six Months of Crosley CaresJul 02, 2019
With the start of the 2019 New Year, Crosley Law proudly launched the community service branch of our law firm, officially founding Crosley Cares. The brainchild of our Director of Happiness Ruthie Foultz, Crosley Cares was originally a client advocacy service offered because she recognized our clients needed support navigating the often-overwhelming processes involved in […]
Most Interesting Dan in the WorldApr 18, 2019
If you were a newly minted attorney in the late ’90s, chances are your prominent office décor featured wall-to-wall boxes of discovery and a splash of color courtesy of your PC’s tropical island wallpaper. It might have been a similar setting for Daniel M. Pacheco had he continued to forge 60-hour work weeks at a […]
Spring Break Notoriously Dangerous TimeMar 12, 2019
Mid-March means thousands will be traveling along Texas roads to visit popular spring break destinations like Port Aransas and South Padre Island. For families, a trip to the beach is innocent fun, but for many teenagers and young adults immersed in binge drinking culture, spring break can be a dangerous and deadly time. In 2018 […]
A Low-Key Valentine’s DayFeb 11, 2019
The consensus around the office is in: whether you’re single, a honeymooner, or celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary, Valentine’s Day can be anything but romantic. The only thing more stressful than fighting the crowds for overpriced flowers and a marked-up dinner is forgetting to make a dinner reservation and scrambling at the last minute to […]
Were You Injured by 3M Combat Earplugs?Feb 08, 2019
Servicemembers assume their standard-issue equipment is safe to use and meets the Armed Forces’ exacting requirements. Unfortunately, 3M may have violated service members’ trust when it sold combat earplugs to the Armed Forces. While the company paid a $9.1 million settlement to the government, thousands of veterans and servicemembers are still struggling with hearing loss […]
Let’s Rodeo, San Antonio!Feb 06, 2019
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is one of the best ways to kick off the new year in South Texas! Annually attracting more than 2 million people over a three week schedule, this year’s events promise to bring an even bigger crowd. The 2019 rodeo is packed with one-of-a-kind entertainment; from a petting […]
January Health and Fitness Around San AntonioJan 25, 2019
January is the best month to revive your health and fitness regimens. Even though it’s cold, we asked around the office to find out what our firm is doing to sweat it out in January and lose those holiday pounds. Our Team’s Best Suggestions for Fat Burning and Clean Eating Managing partner Tom Crosley enjoys […]
The Largest Martin Luther King Jr. March in the CountryJan 18, 2019
On January 21, 2019, an anticipated 300,000-plus San Antonio and South Texas residents will take to the streets and march in solidarity with the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The annual march, which takes place every year on San Antonio’s East Side, holds the record for the largest MLK Day march in […]
Albion Zogaj: Crosley Law’s 2018 Local Scholarship WinnerAug 10, 2018
We’re excited to announce Crosley Law’s 2018 Local Scholarship recipient: Albion Zogaj. Albion graduated from Health Careers High School in San Antonio. His powerful essay on distracted driving and his academic credentials contributed to his nomination and selection. Crosley Law’s Scholarship Program Empowers San Antonio Students As part of our commitment to San Antonio, Crosley […]
Crosley Law Furthers Commitment to Excellence at AAJ ConventionJul 27, 2018
Over the years, personal injury litigation has become more and more complex. It requires working closely with expert witnesses, developing complicated legal theories, conducting detailed and careful investigations, using cutting-edge technology, and much more. As part of our ongoing commitment to providing outstanding service to our clients, the Crosley Law team sent nearly all of […]
Do you or a family member
need legal advice?
Crosley Law Firm, PC is a professional corporation of trial lawyers focused on representing individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injuries or wrongful death.