A grandmother has died after a traffic accident in Buda early Monday, November 11. The accident occurred on FM 1626 near Jerrys Lane in Buda. According to officials, the crash happened when the driver of a dump truck traveling east on FM 1626 lost control of the vehicle. The dump truck traveled across into the westbound lane where it fell onto a car. The car was occupied by two people. The driver, a grandmother, was killed in the crash. The other occupant of the passenger car was a child, the grandson of the driver.
A spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety said that the driver of the passenger car saw the truck coming towards her and tried to move as far to the side of the road as possible. The car was struck while it was next to the guardrail at the side of the road. The child in the car was in a car seat and was unharmed. He was checked out by paramedics at the scene and released to another family member. The road was closed for a time while the accident was cleared and the truck was uprighted.
When accidents such as this occur, it is necessary to speak to an experienced truck accident attorney in Houston. The lawyer will review the details of the accident and determine how the accident occurred, whose fault the accident was, and whether the driver was negligent. In this particular case, it appears that the driver of the truck caused the accident by driving into the oncoming lane of traffic. It is not clear what caused him to crash. A truck accident attorney in Houston takes the time to research the accident by reviewing the accident report, interviewing witnesses, and visiting the scene if needed. A truck accident attorney in Houston will work to recover medical expenses, lost wages, burial expenses, and other costs that were a direct result of the accident.