Four people were killed and two people were injured November 10 when a tractor-trailer crashed into cars stopped in an Interstate 30 construction zone near Texarkana, Arkansas. The Arkansas truck accident caused a severe explosion. Interstate 30 was closed in both directions after the accident. According to published reports, the truck failed to stop and rammed into several stopped cars in the construction zone.
This truck accident has all the signs of being caused by truck driver fatigue. The Federal Government has established regulations that are designed to remedy driver fatigue. However, statistics show that between 20 – 40 percent of 18-wheeler truck accidents are caused by fatigue. A review of driving logs, cell records, fuel receipts, and other trucking documents will often show if truck driver fatigue was a cause of the Arkansas truck accident. A truck accident lawyer can help the accident victims and their families through difficult circumstances after an accident.