Temple, TX - Two Killed After Truck Load Detaches at TX-36 & TX-317

Temple, TX (April 29, 2024) - Two people were killed and another was hurt after an oversized load detached from an 18-wheeler in the Temple area on Saturday, April 27. The deadly crash was reported at the TX-36 and TX-317 interchange that morning around 11:20 a.m. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to render the necessary aid to the involved parties. 

When authorities arrived, they found a nearly 350,000-pound load had become detached from a truck that was on top of a vehicle carrying three people. It took nearly four hours to extricate the driver from the vehicle. He was then flown to Baylor Scott & White Health for the treatment of life-threatening injuries. No additional information on the deadly accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery. 

Deadly Trucking Accidents in Texas

Temple, TX - Two Killed After Truck Load Detaches at TX-36 & TX-317Every year, Texas records an excessive amount of truck accidents that end in fatalities. In fact, statistics show that the state accounts for roughly 10 percent of all trucking accidents reported annually across the country. For every 15,000 semi-truck incidents in the Lone Star State, there are an estimated 300 fatalities and 2,000 injuries. In 2022, there were over 19,000 commercial vehicle crashes reported in the state, with a total of 3,820 persons being hurt and 685 individuals losing their lives as a result of these accidents. It is hard to move on after a deadly crash, but a trained attorney can step in to make sure your legal rights are protected during this time. 

It is never easy to lose someone in a catastrophic accident. Compared to a typical crash, large semi-truck collisions have the potential to cause significantly more damage and life-changing injuries. In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one dies in an 18-wheeler accident, you need to be ready to defend your legal rights. These collisions are unique because they include truckers, transportation businesses, and third-party parts manufacturers. This means that there will be many different parties trying to fight your claim. To optimize your recovery and make sure your legal rights are upheld while you pursue a wrongful death claim, you need a law firm that has experience handling these types of cases. 

Your recovery is too important to leave to chance. Our legal team at Rasansky Law Firm has years of experience assisting crash victims and their families in seeking justice. To make sure your legal rights are protected, you need one of our knowledgeable Temple 18-wheeler accident attorneys on your side. We are here to address any issues or concerns you may have about your ability to pursue a case. Call our offices at 214-651-6100 to speak with a sympathetic and caring personal injury attorney about your case. 



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