Dozens hurt in Texas pileup

On Behalf of | Jan 21, 2013 | Truck Wrecks

This next piece of news could be considered old news, but in personal injury terms, this is a perfect example of where people get injured. The story is about a highway-pileup crash in Southeast Texas. Two people were killed in the crash, and more than 80 were hurt. The Huffington Post reported a story on this accident.

A collision involving at least 140 vehicles killed 2 and hurt more than 80, causing the I-10 to be shut down at the crash site for 8 hours. The collision happened when conditions were extremely foggy on Thanksgiving Day.

The massive pileup left trucks twisted on top of each other, and a man and a woman were killed in a Chevy Suburban when a tractor trailer crushed the vehicle, the Texas Department of Public Safety informed KFDM-TV.

According to Jefferson County sheriff’s Deputy Rod Carroll, 80 to 90 people were taken to hospitals, and 10 to 12 of these people were in serious to critical condition. Carroll said a total of 140 to 150 vehicles were involved.

The Department of Public Safety said a crash on the eastbound side of the highway led to a chain reaction and there crashes on both sides of the highway.

Traffic accidents are not uncommon, and a lot of times people get injured when crashes happen. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it is in your best interests to contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney in your area. Contact our New Braunfels, Texas personal injury attorneys today for a consultation.