18 Wheeler Accident Kills One, Injures Child in Milam County

One person is dead and a child was airlifted as a result of a 18 wheeler accident in Milam County, Texas, officials reported on Tuesday.

The truck accident on Hwy 36 involved a Chevrolet pickup truck and an 18 wheeler truck and occurred at approximately 10 p.m. on Monday evening.

The driver of the pickup truck was identified as Milano resident, Adam Apollo Alderman, 33.

A five-year-old child was also in the pickup truck at the time of the 18 wheeler collision. That child was transported to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas for the treatment of injuries she endured in the semi-truck accident on Highway 36.

Officials have not yet provided an update regarding the condition of the child who was injured in the crash.

The driver of the 18 wheeler truck was identified as Lazarro Guzman-Duran, a resident of Houston, Texas. Guzman-Duran was not injured in the collision.

The commercial vehicle wreck left traffic on Hwy 36 snarled for hours as authorities worked to clear the scene and investigate the accident.

Police have not revealed what may have caused the collision and the details involved.

Accidents involving big rigs can be horrific for the occupants in smaller passenger vehicles. The shear size difference can leave drivers and passengers at risk for serious, life-altering injuries and even death. Despite the risks involved in collisions between commercial vehicles and passengers cars, trucks and SUV’s, companies are not always careful to adhere to standards that could potentially protect surrounding vehicles and drivers. Time on the road, maintenance standards and regulations governing the training and truck driver safety can all be vital components that can prevent severe accidents and help keep truck drivers safe during long stretches of driving.

If you’ve been injured in a semi-truck accident in Texas, as a result of the negligence of a driver or company, call our 18 wheeler accident lawyers in Waco, San Antonio, Austin and statewide Texas for a free initial consultation today. Our team of attorneys and legal assistance are backed up by the expertise of experienced investigators and registered nurses, who can fully investigate crash scenes and take a closer look at medical conditions and records resulting from a serious commercial vehicle accident in Texas. We care. We can help.

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