Alice Woman Killed in Rear-End Collision With 18 Wheeler

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 23-Feb-2012

An Alice woman was killed in a 18 wheeler truck collision just north of the town, when she struck the big rig after it backed out of an oil field.

According to police, 58-year-old Janie Garza struck the 18 wheeler truck with her van, near a shoulder on Highway 281.

Although Garza only struck the right rear corner of the semi-truck, the impact completely smashed the front of her vehicle.

Janie Garza had driven an Alice ISD School bus for as many as 24 years, friends and family said, highlighting her experience as a driver, causing family members to wonder what really happened.

Police are still investigating the 18 wheeler accident in Alice and charges have not yet been filed against the driver of the truck.

Rear-end collisions with trucks can often be deadly, as the impact, even during slow speeds can crush vehicles completely, destroying any protective space they may have in the front of the car. Head injuries, neck injuries and other injuries to the upper body and head region are common among accidents where vehicles hit the rear end region of a truck.

Underride guards are placed on large trucks and 18 wheelers to protect smaller passengers from the impact that can cause serious injuries and death to those involved.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in an 18 wheeler accident, call our 18 wheeler accident attorneys in San Antonio, Killeen, Laredo and statewide Texas at 254-655-7437, contact us online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our personal injury law firm for a free consultation today.

Our experienced attorneys will immediately begin gathering evidence surrounding your accident or the fatal truck accident of a loved one, helping you answers some of the questions surrounding while seeking fair compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.


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