Terry Blankenship Injured In Tyler County Car Accident Involving Log Truck By The Intersection of Spurger and Hillister
TYLER COUNTY, TEXAS (March 17, 2023) – A driver identified as Terry Blankenship was injured in a Tyler County log truck accident by the intersection of Spurger and Hillister.
Tyler County officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:30 a.m. on Friday. A log truck made a right turn from the highway and directly into the path of a pickup truck driven by Terry Blankenship.
The pickup truck driver was unable to avoid the crash and hit the log truck. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Terry Blankenship was transported to the Jasper Memorial Hospital in order to receive treatment. Police cited the driver of the log truck for making an unsafe turn.
Liability For Tyler County Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks transport the vast majority of goods that are bought and sold every year in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, “In 2020, 4,842 large trucks were involved in a fatal crash, a 4% decrease from 2019 but still a 33% increase since 2011. The involvement rate per 100 million large-truck miles traveled is down 5% from 2019, but up 18% since 2011.” Semi-truck drivers should take a number of steps to avoid collisions.
- Semi-truck drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
- Semi-truck drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- Semi-truck drivers should take periodic breaks during their shifts.
Semi-truck drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to Texas Transportation Code Sec. 545.103, the operator of a motor vehicle shall not move right or left upon a roadway unless such a movement can be made with reasonable safety. If a driver makes an unsafe turn in front of another vehicle prior to a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any semi-truck accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
Any person that is injured in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, though, truck companies will often do everything in their power to deny liability for car accidents. A car accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Tyler County Truck Accident
We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to Terry Blankenship as they continue to recover. This was a preventable collision that should not have taken place. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Tyler County truck accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of consumer safety advocates are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.