Woman in SUV Injured in Temple Accident Involving Slow Moving 18 Wheeler

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 17-Jan-2012

A slow moving 18 wheeler truck, traveling down I-35 was rear-ended by a woman driving an SUV, causing the passenger vehicle to ignite in flames and trap the driver and two children within it.

The semi-truck accident in Temple occurred late Friday evening, police said.

According to witnesses, surrounding drivers and passengers helped free the children from the fiery wreckage, but were unable to free the driver.

Helpful bystanders helped emergency crew members put the car fire out so firefighters could free her from the vehicle.

The unidentified woman was transported to Scott & White with potentially life-threatening injuries. The children in the vehicle were also transported to the hospital.

The driver of the 18 wheeler truck was traveling with a passenger. Neither of the truck’s occupants were injured in the Temple tractor trailer accident.

Reports regarding the semi-truck accident noted that the 18 wheeler was operating at a much slower speed than usual as a result of mechanical issues plaguing the truck. Officials said the truck driver may have been trying to pull the truck to the side of the road.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a big rig accident in Texas, call our 18 wheeler accident attorneys in San Antonio, Austin, Waco and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact us online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our personal injury law firm in Texas for a free consultation today.

Our experienced lawyers, professional medical consultants, private investigators and caring staff will help you uncover answers to some of the questions surrounding your accident of the fatal truck accident of a loved one while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.


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