Posted on Aug 22, 2013
Tuesday night about 10 p.m., the driver of a van rear-ended an 18-wheeler as it was attempting to make a turn. The rear end wreck occurred on Highway 82 near Gibbons Road west of Sherman, Texas. The driver of the van received air transport to a hospital in Plano, Texas with injuries said to be life threatening. Her passenger in the van was unhurt by the wreck. Westbound Highway 82 was closed for over an hour as authorities investigated the wreck and cleared the scene of the accident. (Source: kten.com, 8/20/13)
The Highway 82 personal injury attorneys at Denena Points, PC express their wishes for a safe and complete recovery to the injured woman.
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On Some of the Important Factors Behind Passenger Vehicle Rear End Wrecks with 18-Wheelers
When passenger vehicles rear end 18-wheelers, the injuries are usually more severe than when a semi strikes a vehicle. Around half of the accidents where passenger vehicles strike 18-wheelers happen at night. More passenger vehicles run into heavy trucks on highways than on other types of roadway. Our Highway 82 personal injury attorneys caution that alcohol plays a role in a fair number of these crashes, with the driver of the passenger car intoxicated more often than the driver of the heavy truck.
Some of the reasons for the severity of these wrecks include: the faster highway driving speeds involved and the potential for catastrophic injury and death in underride accidents as passenger vehicles travel part way or fully under the large truck with its higher ground clearance. The Highway 82 personal injury attorneys at Denena Points, PC note that rear underride guards on many semi trucks are not strong or extensive enough to fully protect occupants of smaller vehicles in the event of a rear end wreck. Click the link to learn more about the risks involved in highly dangerous rear end wrecks with semi trucks.