Month: August 2016

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  • August
    18 2016

    Federal Regulations of Commercial Motor Vehicles

    Federal law places strict regulations on the operation of commercial vehicles because commercial vehicle related accidents tend to be much more catastrophic than a wreck between two passenger vehicles.  Further, commercial vehicles are also harder to stop, have more momentum, decreased maneuverability in tight situations, and much larger blind spots than passenger vehicles.  Therefore, commercial […]

  • August
    17 2016

    Commercial Vehicle Tire Blowout Leaves Two Dead in Angelina County, Texas

    A commercial vehicle suffered a tire blowout in US Highway 59 North, near River Crest Road, in Angelina County on August 10, 2016.  The driver of the vehicle (Gorrin Caballero) lost control after the blowout, crossed the median, and collided with two southbound passenger vehicles.  The two vehicles struck by the 18-wheeler caught fire.  In […]

  • August
    17 2016

    Seven Workers Injured In Sunoco Flash Fire

    A flash fire injured seven workers, including four critically injured, at Sunoco Logistics in Nederland, Texas during the late evening hours of August 12, 2016.  The accident occurred while some workers were welding on a crude-oil pipeline.  The cause of the accident remains under investigation.  Four of the seven employees were transported to a local […]

  • August
    12 2016

    Three People Killed: Commercial Truck Wreck In Royse City, Texas

    On June 29, 2016 an 18-wheeler heading westbound on I-30 in Royse City close to FM 35 lost control of his vehicle, and crossed into the eastbound lanes killing three people.  The 18-wheeler struck a passenger car before hitting another 18-wheeler head-on, leading to a total of three fatalities, one from each vehicle: Guadalupe Garza, […]

  • August
    08 2016

    Three Dead: Fiery 18 Wheeler Crash Near Ottawa, Illinois

    On August 1, 2016, a multiple vehicle crash near Ottawa, Illinois left three dead.  The crash involved several 18 wheelers, a straight truck, a tire hauling truck, and a passenger vehicle.  Two of the involved vehicles caught on fire. One of the trucks involved in the crash was under federal investigation last March for three […]