It’s not every day that a trucking accident occurs in a neighborhood street in my neighborhood. But that’s exactly what happened this morning when an 18 wheeler rolled over on Red Bud Trail near Stratford Lane. For those of you familiar with Austin, you know this is a small, windy road.
At this point, speculation is that the truck was either speeding or the shift of the liquid in the tanker around one of the turns may have caused the crash.
Fortunately, no one was hurt.
The wreck is a good example of the dangers of shifting loads. Many trucking accidents occur after a load shifts and causes steering problems. In this case, the load was a liquid, but when the load is something other than a liquid, the attorney should investigate potential claims against the company that secured the cargo of the truck.