Two Killed, Four Injured in 18 WheelerTruck Accident Outside Lubbock

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 6-Feb-2012

Two people were killed when an 18 wheeler truck failed to yield at a stop sign, smashing into the driver’s side of a pickup truck and injuring three other occupants as well as the truck’s driver, Department of Public Safety officials said.

Humberto Olvera, 54, was the driver of the Chevy Silverado when the 18 wheeler truck collided with it. Humberto was pronounced dead at the scene of the tractor trailer truck accident near Wolfforth, Texas. Humberto’s daughter-in-law, Veronica Rodriguez, 25, was sitting behind the driver’s seat when the tractor-trailer crashed into their vehicle. She was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other family members were in the Chevy pickup truck at the time of the crash. They were all transported to University Medical Center with injuries caused by the collision.

Three-year-old, Michaelle Olvera, the daughter of Veronica Rodriguez, and 24-year-old Refugio Olvera, Rodriguez’s husband, endured serious injuries caused by the 18 wheeler accident.

Anatalia Olvera, 54, the wife of Humberto Olvera, also experienced serious injuries.

The driver of the truck, identified as Joseph Gibson, 68, was treated and released from the hospital.

According to police, Gibson was operating a 1998 Kenworth 18 wheeler truck. Officials believe he failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of FM 179 and FM 41.

DPS officials are still investigating the Texas 18 wheeler accident.

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If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in an 18 wheeler truck accident, caused by the negligence of its driver, call our 18 wheeler accident attorneys in Waco, Austin, San Antonio and statewide Texas, contact our wrongful death attorneys online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our truck accident law firm in Texas for a free consultation today.

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