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Three fatally injured in a commercial truck accident

The massive size and weight of commercial trucks alone makes them more difficult for drivers to operate and share the road with other motorists. Large truck drivers must be properly trained and qualified to maneuver these giant vehicles through Texas traffic. Unfortunately, not all truckers adhere to state and federal regulations. When large truck operators are intoxicated, drowsy, distracted or driving in an otherwise reckless manner, they risk the lives of everyone on the road.

Sadly, a 26-year-old mother, 5-year-old girl and now 6-year-old boy all lost their lives in an accident caused by a truck driver, who was alleged intoxicated at the time of the collision. Even though all three passengers of the SUV were wearing seat belts, they were fatally injured when a commercial delivery truck struck the vehicle, head-on. The mother and daughter were killed on the scene. However, the young boy was airlifted to a hospital where he later lost his life.

The truck was operated by a 42-year-old Houston driver, who is waiting to be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence, as well as two other counts that have yet to be disclosed. He remains in jail.

People who have needlessly taken innocent lives should be held accountable for their actions. It can be difficult to know where to turn for answers during such an emotional time. Victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident may want to contact an attorney for guidance.

Source: WIBW News, “Update: 6-year-old victim in I-70 crash dies, truck driver arrested,” Ryan Ogle, Nov. 17, 2016. 

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