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18-Wheeler Rolls Over on Highway 59 in Bee County, Texas, Killing 1 Motorist and Injuring Another

Texas Truck Accident Lawyer | Highway 59 Bee County 18-Wheeler Rollover Crash Kills 1

A motorist died tragically yesterday morning after an 18-wheeler flipped over, setting off a multi-vehicle collision along State Highway 59 East in Bee County, Texas.

A second driver was injured in the crash.

18-Wheeler Driver Lost Control North of Beeville, Texas

The September 7th accident occurred shortly after 6:30 a.m.  According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the semi-truck rolled over when the driver lost control of the rig near Cobb Webb Road, just north of Beeville.

A Ford Frontier pickup truck was unable to avoid the overturned 18-wheeler and collided with the vehicle head-on. A third vehicle hit the back of the semi-truck as its driver attempted to avoid the wreck.

58-Year-Old Woman Suffered Fatal Injuries

The 58-year-old woman at the wheel of the Ford Frontier died of injuries sustained in the accident.

The driver of the third vehicle suffered minor injuries and received treatment on the scene. The 18-wheeler driver was not hurt.

Highway 59 East remained closed for several hours to allow cleanup crews and investigators access to the area.

Leading Causes of Truck Rollover Accidents

So far, it’s not known why the 18-wheeler driver lost control of his truck yesterday morning.

But according to a study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), roughly half of all rollover accidents involving large commercial trucks occur when a driver fails to reduce their speed while heading into a curve.  Tractor-trailers are particularly vulnerable in this situation because of the trailer’s high center of gravity and frequently unstable loads.

Driver inattention was the second leading contributor to rollover truck crashes. Anything that takes a driver’s focus from the road can result in a sudden directional change that causes a truck to flip.

Steering was the third leading factor, including over-steering to the point of rolling over, not steering enough to stay in lane, and overcorrecting to the point of having to counter-steer to remain on the road.

Finally, many of the rollover crashes analyzed by the FMCSA resulted from improperly loaded cargo, including cargo that was too heavy, insecurely fastened, or mounted too high in the truck. In fact, the study author found that improperly loaded cargo and unstable loads have twice the impact on rollovers compared to other types of truck crashes.

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