Texas Teens Killed in 18 Wheeler Accident in Oklahoma

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 24-Jun-2013

An 18 wheeler accident on I-40 in Oklahoma claimed the lives of two Texas teenagers when the wheels on the semi truck broke away from the truck, crashing into the SUV the teens were riding in.

Police identified the young people as 17-year-old Chance Clifton and 15-year-old Abigail Key, both residents of Richland Hills, Texas.

Officials said the driver of the SUV was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. One other passenger occupied the SUV and was treated for minor injuries, officials reported.

As a result of the wheel malfunction on the 18 wheeler the wheels struck the windshield of the vehicle. The driver of the semi truck was not injured in the crash.

Failure to Maintain 18 Wheeler Truck

The equipment on a commercial vehicle, when not properly maintained can pose a serious threat to surrounding drivers and truck drivers themselves. But while some situations may reveal bad truck maintenance or lax procedures and standards, the repercussions of equipment that doesn’t perform adequately or malfunctions can be extremely dangerous.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a wreck caused by poor vehicle maintenance of defective equipment on a commercial vehicle, call our wrongful death attorneys in Waco, Austin, San Antonio and across the state for a free initial consultation today. Our team of attorneys have access to private investigators, who have extensive backgrounds in law enforcement and the military. As a result, our team is available to immediately begin compiling evidence related to our clients’ accidents and injuries.

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