When a vehicle is traveling over the posted speed limit, it significantly increases the chance of an accident. A speeding vehicle is more likely to cause significant damage in a crash, and there is a higher chance of serious or fatal injuries. A recent fatal accident in Texas serves as a reminder of what can happen when a driver is not cautious or disregards the rules of the road. In this situation, a semitrailer that was moving too fast caused a crash that resulted in multiple deaths.
Details of a tragic collision
The accident occurred when a speeding semitrailer was unable to maintain control of the vehicle. According to the Port Arthur police, the truck hit the back of a passenger vehicle. The force of the impact crushed the back of the car, and it caused the tanker truck to flip over in the median.
Two adults who were in the car died at the scene of the accident. A teenager was taken to a hospital for medical treatment, and it was said that he remains in critical condition. Two other adults involved in the crash were taken to the hospital, but there is no word on their condition at the time.
Crash still under investigation
Speeding is a dangerous behavior that can risk the lives of all Texas motorists. This tragic event illustrates the importance of safe driving by all drivers, but especially those operating large semitrailers and commercial vehicles. Those impacted by speed-related accidents may have the option to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.