Popular Cricket Sportscaster Killed in Tragic 18-Wheeler Accident
Written by Greg on October 26, 2018
The host of a popular Pakistani sports show, Khurram Ibrahim, was killed in a tragic accident with an 18-wheeler.
The accident happened on US-59 near Harwin when the Ibrahim slammed into the back of a semi-truck that was allegedly stalled on the highway. Ibrahim’s black BMW was mangled as it was crushed under the rear of the big rig. Ibrahim was on his way home following a funeral when the accident happened.
Traffic was backed up for over four hours while police investigated and cleared the crash.
According to initial police reports, Ibrahim was allegedly speeding and failed to control his speed when he hit the 18-wheeler.
Ibraham’s wife has since filed a restraining order against the trucking company to demand records about the truck’s maintenance and breakdown. The truck may have been stalled in the lane of traffic and failed to provide the proper warning.
Ibraham was 43 years old and leaves behind a wife and three young children.
Most people think that every rear-end collision is automatically the fault of the driver who runs into the back of the other vehicle, but that is not always the case. Rear-end collisions can be complicated and are not necessarily the fault of the driver behind. Sometimes, the driver of the vehicle in front can bear some blame for the crash.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA and the Department of Transportation have rules in place for trucks, including for those that are disabled. Trucks must pull to the side of the road when they break down. They are encouraged to leave the roadway completely when at all possible because even the shoulder of the road can be dangerous. Trucks should use their hazard flashers to indicate that they are not moving.
Also, truck drivers must set up reflective triangles or flares at intervals of 50 feet, 100 feet and 150 feet behind the vehicle. Drivers prop should also open the hood of their engine as another indicator they have mechanical problems. They must immediately call for help and get towed from the scene promptly.
While we do not yet know the particulars, it sounds like the truck may have been stalled in the lane of traffic with no warning signals or flares deployed. If so, the truck driver could be negligent in the accident. More investigation must take place.
Meanwhile, the restraining order protects the records of the driver and trucking company, so they can not destroy them before they have been appropriately reviewed. It is noteworthy that most important documents are required to be maintained by the trucking company under the Federal Regulations at least for a time.
If you were hurt in a truck accident, you might have suffered a severe or life-threatening injury. It is best to talk to a skilled Houston personal injury attorney soon after the crash.
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