Fatal Accident in North Houston
Written by Greg on April 24, 2013
A man was killed and two others were injured yesterday when a commercial truck driver lost control of his vehicle and ran into a another vehicle which was parked at a Shell gas station off Highway 59 and Aldine Mail Road.
The deceased was pumping air into the tire of the vehicle that got struck at the time of the accident. An unnamed woman and another person who was in the vehicle were taken to a hospital for treatment.
The truck driver who lost control of his vehicle was headed north on the feeder road of Highway 59 when he lost control, according to reports. After losing control of his vehicle the truck driver veered into the parking lot of the Shell station, had the parked vehicle receiving air and also demolished the air compressor at the Shell station.
It is unknown at this time what caused the truck driver to lose control of his vehicle and careen across the parking lot of the Shell station. According to reports, first County deputies are investigating the fatal accident and most likely will reenact or reconstruct the accident to obtain full answers to the questions.
It is common practice in Harris County for authorities to fully reconstruct a fatal accident in an attempt to reenact the events leading up to the fatality. Whether the truck driver had an equipment malfunction or it was driver error, there is little doubt from reports that negligence was involved in this accident.
Commercial motor carriers are required to ensure that the vehicles in their fleet are safe for the roadway and that their drivers are trained and qualified to safely operate the vehicles on the highways of Texas. Often, compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or the noncompliance with said regulations is a big issue in a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck driver and a trucking company.