Law enforcement authorities with the Texas Department of Public Safety
reported that a 39-year-old Orange woman was killed in an accident with
a Freightliner in Orange County. The accident reportedly occurred on March
9 on Highway 62.
Reportedly, a 45-year-old truck driver attempted to turn left out of a
gas station parking lot onto the highway just south of I-10. When he did
so, he reportedly struck a pickup truck being driven by the woman. The
woman was traveling south on the highway in the inner lane at the time.
Responding emergency personnel pronounced the woman dead from her injuries
at the scene of the accident. Although shaken, the truck driver apparently
escaped uninjured. The
truck accident resulted in the closure of the highway for multiple hours as law enforcement
officers cleared the scene of debris and conducted their investigation.
Officers did not indicate whether alcohol or drug use was involved or
what they believe was the accident's cause.
When a person dies in a
car wreck caused by the negligence of a commercial truck driver, the person's
family might want to file a wrongful death civil lawsuit. Through a lawsuit,
families may seek recovery of damages in order to receive compensation
for both their economic and non-economic losses suffered as a result.
In addition to the driver, their commercial carrier may also be named
as a defendant to the lawsuit. Families might want to seek a consultation
with an Austin personal injury attorney who accepts
wrongful death cases. An attorney may review the relevant facts in order to identify
all potential claims. They might then draft and file the civil complaint.
Source: 12 News, "Update: DPS releases name of person who died in Orange County accident," March 9, 2015