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One killed, one injured in semi truck accident

Anyone who spends any amount of time on the roads and highways of Bexar County knows that semitrailer trucks are commonly encountered there. Fortunately, the vast majority of truck drivers are responsible professionals who exercise the appropriate amount of caution while driving. There are a few bad apples out there, however, and a recent accident in another state shows the problems that they can cause.

Eyewitnesses reported that a truck ran a red light at an intersection and collided with a pickup truck. One of the occupants of the pickup truck was killed in the crash, while the pickup’s driver suffered minor injuries in the semi truck accident, according to reports.

Especially disturbing is the alleged behavior of the semitrailer driver after the collision. The pickup truck was reportedly lodged under the trailer of the big rig. The truck driver allegedly unhitched the trailer from the tractor and drove away without reporting the accident or assisting the injured parties. The police have identified a person of interest in the accident and have asked members of the public to contact them if they have information about the crash or the location of the person of interest.

Why might a truck driver choose to leave the scene of an accident improperly? A drunk truck driver or an unqualified truck driver might make this bad decision. Injured people — and the loved ones of people killed — may have a cause of action against a truck driver and a trucking company after an accident like this. This would be independent of any criminal prosecution faced by the truck driver.

Source: Land Line, “Police seek ‘person of interest’ in hit and run,” May 2, 2016