Trucking and bus accidents are different from other motor vehicle accidents in a number of ways. First and foremost, they are more dangerous. Because of their size and weight, large trucks and buses can cause a lot more damage in a collision than a smaller vehicle, and so they are much more likely to lead to serious injury or death. Trucking and bus accidents also raise different legal issues.
While many Longview residents probably know this by intuition, the law of physics, specifically momentum, mean that a semi-truck requires additional distance to stop than would a small passenger car. This is especially true when the truck is fully loaded.
An accident on an Interstate west of the Longview area left one woman dead and another person injured. The person who suffered injuries received treatment at the scene of the accident, but the full extent of her injuries was not disclosed.
A truck accident which happened south and west of Longview during the overnight hours left two drivers seriously injured. After the accident, both the driver of the semi involved in the accident and the driver of a private passenger vehicle had to be taken by helicopter to a hospital in a nearby urban area.
Any motorist who is trying to operate on the Texas roads or highways without adequate sleep is putting both himself and others in great danger. In the worst cases of truck driver fatigue, the driver will literally fall asleep while at the wheel, making a serious collision almost inevitable.