Michael Creek, 63, was killed Wednesday as the result of an accident on Interstate 20 at approximately 5 a.m. The Texas Department of Public Safety stated that Mr. Creek was driving a 2000 International semi when he came upon an accident that happened ahead of him.
Mr. Creek was unable to stop his truck in time and he continued through the scene of the crash before overturning. He was taken to Rolling Plains Hospital in Sweetwater where he died.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that more than 500,000 semis and large commercial vehicles were involved in traffic crashes in 2010. Those accidents resulted in injuries to more than 100,000 people and more than 5,000 deaths.
Seeing a copy of the Texas accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about Texas Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An Texas accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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