Tragedy in Texas When a Gas Truck Goes up in Flames
The central Texas skies lit up in the early morning hours on an otherwise ordinary Friday this August when an SUV and a tanker truck collided in the parking lot of a gas station in Killeen. What resulted was a massive fire that consumed both trucks and even damaged other vehicles in the parking lot and destroyed a fire truck that responded to the emergency.
One man died after his pickup truck caught fire. Early autopsy reports indicate his death was a result of thermal injuries and smoke inhalation. Residents of the area were required to leave their homes and get to safe ground. Hazmat units were called in after gasoline was detected running into a nearby creek.
As of yet, there is still no definitive information released as to why and how the collision happened nor any idea of who was responsible for the resulting damage and the fatality. If the trucker was at fault, the truck driver and the company that employed him could be held accountable in both a civil and criminal court.
However, if you have been injured by a gasoline carrying tanker truck or any other commercial vehicle, you may not know where to turn to find justice. A Texas truck accident attorney will be able to direct you on your next steps and what measures must be taken as well as where to pursue the compensation to which you are entitled. If a further investigation is necessary, your attorney may be able to assist in a full-scale investigation into causation, leaving no stone unturned in the quest for justice.
Source: Source: KWTX.com, "Man who died in tanker explosion was decorated Army veteran," Aug 17, 2016