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Daingerfield — Truck Collision Kills 2 People in Morris County

Posted on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 8:56 pm    

Early on the morning of Friday, January 25, 2019, two people were dead after a vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer in Morris County.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Bobby Morris Jr., 37, was traveling eastbound on State Highway 11, east of Daingerfield, when he crashed into the back of an eastbound tractor-trailer.

The crash sent the vehicle off the roadway and onto the eastbound shoulder.

Morris was pronounced dead at the scene while his 5-year-old daughter was flown to LSU hospital in Shreveport, but unfortunately, she later died there.

Jose Salomon, the 49-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer, was not reported to be injured.

It is unfortunate to hear of the passing of Morris and his daughter, and it is even more unfortunate to realize that they are not the first victims whose lives are claimed by a car accident. Vehicular accidents like this happen quite often nowadays. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.

Tractor-trailer accident is a particular kind of vehicular accidents, and it is quite a deadly one simply because a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. In the United States alone, it is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers cruising America’s roadways, and every year, they are involved in more than 500,000 accidents. And because of a tractor-trailer’s size, the results of this kind of accident are of course catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.

Another fairly common kind of car accident is a rear-end collision. In fact, it is reported that there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions on U.S. roadways every year, and from that figure, about 1,700 people die in those collisions while another 500,000 are hurt. It is also reported by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that 87% of rear-end collisions happened just because the driver wasn’t paying attention to the road.

If you are a victim of this kind of accident yourself, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, lawyers specializing in truck accidents are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.


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