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Woman Killed in Accident with Freightliner

Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-Mar-2015

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

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