On Monday afternoon, a big rig accident involving five other passenger vehicles shut down part of Highway 59 in Northeast Houston after a section of a wind turbine fell off of the trailer and onto the highway.
The accident occurred near the North Loop around 1pm in the afternoon. At least one person suffered injuries that required hospitalization, but the condition of the other drivers involved in the accident is unknown.
Officials said the section of the wind turbine weighed 110,000 pounds and required a large crane to be removed from the freeway. Four lanes were blocked for several hours while crews moved the turbine out of harm's way.
A full investigation will be required to determine what caused the wind turbine to fall off the big rig's trailer. Improperly loaded trucks are one of the primary causes of trucking accidents. Shifting cargo or equipment that is not properly secured to the trailer poses a great danger to other motorists on the road.
If you have been involved in a commercial truck accident, contact Arnold & Itkin to learn how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.