Truck Wreck Shuts Down Highway
Marshall County, OK (July 19, 2018) On Thursday afternoon, around 2:40 p.m., the U.S. 377 highway shut down for four hours because an 18-wheeler truck overturned and blocked both lanes. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the flatbed truck-trailer skidded sideways near the intersection of Oklahoma University Road. The accident occurred just north of the Willis bridge over the Red River. The U.S. 77 reopened at 6:30 p.m.
The cause of the accident is unclear. More investigation will determine who is liable and at fault.
Truck Accidents in Oklahoma
Truck accidents can be complex depending on the cause. The most common cause for truck accidents is negligent driving, which includes speeding, driving under the influence, texting, eating, or falling asleep at the wheel. The federal government requires truck drivers to follow certain regulations on the road to monitor their activity. For example, hours of service regulate how many hours a truck driver can drive on the road in order to make sure truck drivers are always alert.
Truck accidents also occur due to bad road conditions, dangerous road conditions, and defective auto parts. Depending on what caused the accident, the driver could file a personal injury lawsuit if the injuries are severe.
At McGuire Law Firm, we understand how dangerous truck accidents can be for our clients. We prioritize our clients’ cases because we believe our clients deserve compensation for medical expenses and property damage. If you, or someone you know, received injuries in a truck accident, call 888-352-0624.