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Texas Highway Patrol troopers said a Freightliner truck towing a semi-trailer was exiting a rest area on US 287 eastbound and attempted to merge onto the main roadway. Authorities said the driver of the 18-wheeler failed to yield to a Chrysler traveling eastbound on US 287, causing the crash. The car overturned and entered the median. The driver was ejected from the car and died at the scene.
41-year-old Coy Crowder of Nashville, TN was identified as the driver of the Chrysler who passed away at the scene.
Mr. Crowder, a Nashville music artist, went by the name DooBoy Coy aka Slick Smart. His music can be found on YouTube, including his single Without You.
Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced truck accident lawyer, represents victims injured or killed in semi-truck accidents. Below, Attorney Mickelsen shared his insight into the legal options available to victims injured in commercial truck accidents.
“Failure to yield the right-of-way while merging onto a public highway creates a serious safety risk. It is imperative that truck drivers be aware of their surrounding when merging onto the public roadway – truck drivers should constantly be checking their side mirrors. Truck drivers must receive professional training when operating equipment weighing thousands of pounds”
“When such an accident occurs, it is critically important that key evidence is not lost or destroyed. This includes: witness testimony, dash and body cam footage from responding officers, dash cam video from the truck involved, electronic black box data from all vehicles involved, vehicle inspections from the at-fault truck, hours of service logs from the at-fault truck driver, toxicology reports, etc.”
An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our personal injury attorneys in South Carolina have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from trucking and towing accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.
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