18 Wheeler Truck Involved in Rollover That Ejects Four-Year-Old

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 19-Jan-2012

A four-year-old Snyder girl was airlifted to the hospital after she was ejected from a vehicle in a rollover accident involving an 18 wheeler in Big Spring, Texas.

According to police, a tractor trailer truck was traveling west on I-20 was attempting to change lanes, causing the driver of a passenger vehicle to lose control in an effort to avoid hitting the 18 wheeler.

The passenger vehicle rolled several times, ejecting the young girl.

The mother of the four-year-old, who was also the driver of the vehicle, was also transported to a Lubbock hospital. Officials have not yet released an update regarding the condition of the girl or her mother. An infant was also a passenger in the vehicle, but did not, reportedly, suffer any injuries resulting from the 18 wheeler accident.

Accidents involving large trucks are a common cause of auto crash related injuries and fatalities that occur on interstates and highways across the nation. Because of the size, weight and reduced control that comes with operating an oversized vehicle, inattention, distractions, drowsiness and lack of training among truck drivers are all dangerous factors that can seriously impact the occupants of passenger cars.

As many as one in nine traffic fatalities in 2008 were tied to accidents involving big trucks, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The high numbers of fatalities associated with big rig accident exemplifies the severe damage that sometimes accompanies even small accidents involving big rigs.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in an accident involving a big rig, call our 18 wheeler truck accident attorneys in Waco, San Antonio, Killeen and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our truck accident lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our personal injury law firm for a free consultation today.

Our experienced attorneys, professional medical consultants, private investigators and caring staff will help you uncover answers to some of the questions surrounding your accident or the fatal accident of a loved one while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. At The Carlson Law Firm, we hold drivers, manufacturers and trucking companies responsible for injuries and death accompanying negligent vehicle operation, poor maintenance and improper training procedures. We care. We can help.

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