ALLEN, Texas – An unidentified driver was killed in a semi-truck accident in Allen, Texas. The Allen Police department received a concerning call on Wednesday morning around 11:30 a.m.
Officers quickly arrived in the 700 block of southbound US-75, where the fatal crash had taken place. The semi-trailer was found suspended on the overpass at West Bethany Drive while the male driver was found dead outside of the vehicle.
According to officials, the semi-truck was heading south on US-75 when it ran into another vehicle. The collision caused the semi to drive right over the right side of the safety barrier, only to get stopped by the overpass.
The route remained shut down for an extended period while drivers were asked to find other routes to reach their destination until the highway was cleared.
The accident is currently under investigation while police are getting further into detail on what happened by questioning witnesses.
Further Investigation Is Needed to Ensure the Family Receives the Answers They Deserve
Investigators are still trying to sort out what happened here, but the complexity of this crash will likely require an independent investigation. When someone dies in a traffic-related accident, it is important to find out as much information as possible before making any conclusions about what happened. A man’s life was lost, and his family will be the ones that suffer the consequences for the rest of their lives. If there was any wrongdoing that contributed to his death, the family should be provided this information and be given an opportunity to hold the wrongdoer responsible for the pain and suffering they will endure because of this accident.
In truck accidents, there are many potential parties that could be held responsible, including the employer, the manufacturer of the truck, repair shops that recently serviced the truck, the other driver, or even the city or state government responsible for maintaining the road. We handle many accidents across the country that appear to be caused by driver errors that turn out to be caused by someone else’s negligence after our investigation is completed.
I do not have enough facts here to determine who is at fault. However, I hope no one is making any premature judgments, especially the family. If you are involved in a serious accident, it is often wise to consult a trained attorney before making any decisions on how to move forward.