18 Wheeler Hit And Run On I-35

Waco police are searching for an older model blue truck-tractor that sideswiped a 2008 Mercury 4-door sedan yesterday, then left the scene.

The driver of the car, a 30 year old woman, was injured and had to be rushed to the hospital.

As a Texas personal injury lawyer who represents people hit by 18 wheelers, this story angers me. The driver had a commercial license, knew that he was required by law to stop and render aid, and left the scene. It reminds me of a case I handled years ago when a young man was helping friends change a flat tire on the inside shoulder of I-35 in Fort Worth, was hit by a passing 18 wheeler, and unfortunately died the next day. We were able to track down the commercial vehicle and settle the lawsuit on favorable terms for the young man’s family, but nothing will ever repay them for their horrendous loss.

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