A woman in her 40’s and an infant child were killed when the sedan they were in was hit by a semi truck in northeast Travis County Tuesday evening. The names of the victims have not been released yet. Authorities are still investigating, trying to determine what caused the crash. The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 290 and Highway 130.
Professional truck drivers are held to a higher standard of care than non-commercial drivers, and often times crashes like these are caused by driver fatigue or distraction. Furthermore, there are many more regulations and restrictions placed on professional drivers, like a nation-wide ban on texting and driving, as well as limit on the number of hours they can operate, and the conditions they can operate in.
Contact an experienced personal injury law firm if you’ve been injured by an 18-wheeler. They know the important steps to take to preserve evidence early on in the case, like sending a preservation of evidence letter and obtaining a download of the semi’s data recorder. Glasheen, Valles & Inderman obtained a $6.28 Million jury verdict in October in a case involving a semi truck rear-ending a passenger vehicle causing permanent paralysis.
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