According to KAUZ four people were killed in a truck accident along Midland Texas. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon March 15 when Texas DPS officials believe an 18-wheeler headed eastbound on Interstate 20 lost control and veered into the westbound lanes. The truck hit an oncoming semi which was then struck by a truck hauling cattle. A pickup then struck the accident scene with the driver surviving. DPS has not released the names of the victims pending investigation.
Update: The driver of the truck hauling cattle has been identified as 50-year-old David Wisener. The driver of the 18-wheeler that lost control has been identified as 68-year-old Herman Buggs and the driver of the rig he struck was identified as 60-year-old John Griffith.
Approximate Site of the Accident
This particular accident shut down the interstate for several hours Thursday and indeed the investigation into the incident continues. These types of investigations take several days for even the most seasoned of investigators and should be aided by a private inspection of the accident scene to work in collaboration with police reports. In regards to civil matters police reports are probably not interested in inspecting a truck for a mechanical defect or making a determination into comparative accountability of all parties involved. This is extremely necessary however because in making a civil claim defendants will often try to deflect responsibility to another party. This is fine if a victim is still fully compensated in an accident but imagine a trucking company successfully shifting liability onto an individual with no assets for compensation.
- Attorney Michael Grossman