Hutchins — Fiery Crash on Interstate 45
Posted on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 11:31 pm
Just before 6 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019, a tanker truck crashed and caught fire on Interstate 45 near Wintergreen Road in Hutchins.
According to the Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans, the tanker was carrying about 8,500 gallons of fuel. Upon the crash, crews managed to contain the fire while it burned itself out for over several hours.
There has been no word yet as to what caused the fire exactly, but thankfully, the driver of the 18-wheeler managed to get out safely.
For a few hours, the northbound lanes were closed, and by 9 a.m., the fire was out and the cleanup started. By 10 a.m., the lanes were reopened.
It is great to hear that no one was killed or critically injured in this accident. Unfortunately, there are other victims who are not as lucky. Vehicular accidents like this are alarmingly common nowadays. 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.
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.