Driver Killed in Dump Truck Fire in Missouri City
Missouri City, TX — June 13, 2022. A truck driver is dead after their dump truck fell off an overpass and caught fire on S. Beltway at Highway 90.
According to official reports, the driver lost control and went over the barrier when his tire blew out. The driver got trapped in the truck when it caught fire under the main lane overpass on Highway 90.
The driver was pronounced dead on the spot, and no other vehicles were involved. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, and the identity of the victim was not revealed.
Commentary on Dump Truck Fire Accident in Missouri City
By 2030, road crashes are expected to be the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. There are numerous causes of truck accidents, including driver fatigue, vehicle failure, and tailgating. While it is still unclear what caused the driver to lose control of the truck,this was a terrible accident that requires authorities to investigate why it happened.
While there were no more fatalities, the outcome of such types of vehicle accidents is never ideal. We offer our sincere condolences to the truck driver’s family and loved ones during this unfortunate loss.
The number of fatal truck accidents per year is alarming. Preliminary statistics for 2018 show an increase in fatalities from truck accidents of 3% from one year earlier. Further, injuries sustained after an accident require enormous medical bills and emotional consequences.
Compensation is not only necessary to cover all expenses, but it also helps the victims and their families secure their financial future as they recover from the trauma.
If you, or a family member, has been involved in a truck accident, it is important to obtain legal counsel to know who is responsible for the damages. We extend our expertise at handling on-the-road accidents of this magnitude. Please feel free to contact us and reach our experienced attorneys at The Law Firm of Oscar A. Garza. You can call us 24/7 at 210-732-3030 or fill in your information via our live chat feature, and we will help you right away.