Thursday, April 19, 2012, shortly before 10:00 p.m. Stewart Hall of be Wheeler was killed when his truck ran off the road near the intersection of state Highway 63 and County Road 255. The vehicle apparently rolled to its right side and came to rest with the driver’s side down. Stewart Hall was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Claude Marshall at 11:12 p.m.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, Zavalla Volunteer Fire Department, Lufkin Fire Department, Angelina River Volunteer Fire Department, Zavalla Volunteer Fire Department, Zavalla Volunteer Fire Department were on scene through the night cleaning up the wreckage. The cause of the wreck is still unknown.
There are numerous potential causes of a single vehicle accident such as this one. Driver fatigue due to long haul hours and lack of rest, vehicle mechanical failures, other vehicles and/or animals that fled the scene. Often commercial motor vehicles carry “black boxes” and/or GPS tracking systems that can provide information and answers as to the cause of 18 wheeler collisions.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a collision with an 18-wheeler and you suspect the cause may have been negligence or a vehicle defect, it is important that you contact a truck accident attorney immediately to start a prompt investigation and gather invaluable evidence that may otherwise disappear. Call Simmons and Fletcher if you need an 18-wheeler accident attorney in Houston, Texas.