Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tanker Spill Caused by Failure to Yield

Hazmat was called to the scene of an early morning crash on Tuesday near Temple, Texas, when two semis collided. A diesel fuel truck was headed southbound on Highway 317 when the driver attempted to turn left, directly into the path of an gravel truck. The 18-wheelers collided side-by-side, avoiding a more dangerous head-on collision. Diesel spilled from the tanker into a ditch, requiring the Hazmat cleanup. The driver of the gravel truck was taken to the hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. For more details, click here.

Truck wrecks and major motor vehicle collisions are a very real and present danger to the traveling public. Postings on this blog serve only to increase awareness and promote support for safer roadways and stronger enforcement of rules that govern motor carriers and drivers. By referencing these events on this blog, the Law Office of Richard G. Danner, Jr. does not claim or imply any representation or attorney-client relationship with any of the parties involved.

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