Guest blog written for MADD by Bill Berenson, personal injury lawyer and member of MADD’s North Texas Advisory Board of Directors
We have an alarming crisis on our Texas roads you need to know about:
- Texas has been #1 in the nation for the most commercial truck crashes for the last five years.
- These wrecks took the lives of 685 Texans and injured 6,204 others – many severely – in 2019.
- By comparison, California which has over 10 million more people, only suffered 463 deaths that year.
- The number of fatalities caused by 18-wheeler crashes rose by almost 30% here since 2016.
Further, some of the drivers of these gigantic vehicles were driving while intoxicated or drugged.
Reckless and drunk driving have to stop or, at the very least, be curtailed.
We should not think that violent crashes like this one caused by a speeding trucker who crashed into vehicles on the opposite side of LBJ Freeway in North Dallas are acceptable.