Texas’s expansive highway system sees hundreds of thousands of vehicles on the road each day. When road conditions become dangerous, the risk of a multi-car accident, or pileup, increases. Our personal injury attorneys at Wood Law Firm LLP share three of the worst pileups in Texas that occurred in 2021 and 2022 in this blog.
1. February 11, 2021 - I-35W near Fort Worth
Known as one of the deadliest and largest pileup accidents in the United States, February 11, 2021’s 133-car pileup on I-35W is one of the worst accidents in Texas history. Caused by slick conditions and over 36 hours of consecutive below-freezing temperatures on the highway, this accident tragically took the lives of 6 individuals, and 36 others were transported to hospitals for treatment.
2. February 3, 2022 - I-35S near Austin
Nearly one year after the 133-vehicle pileup near Fort Worth, icy conditions contributed to the 14-car pileup on I-35S near Austin. One occupant sustained minor injuries and did not travel to an Austin-area hospital for treatment. Following the accident, Austin-Travis County EMS warned drivers to avoid driving on elevated and overpasses during icy conditions.
3. July 6, 2022 - I-20E near Dallas
The most recent of these three accidents, this accident involved a 9-vehicle pileup, including eight cars and a truck. As a result of the accident, one individual was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The accident covered two lanes of the roadway just before afternoon rush hour traffic, contributing to backed-up traffic that stretched miles down I-20 as road work began to remove the vehicles and clean up accident debris and spilled oil.
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If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in a motor vehicle accident, do not hesitate to reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Wood Law Firm LLP. Our lawyers have over 30 years of combined experience advocating for injured Texans.
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