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Texas man dies in bizarre 18-wheeler accident

For those who love to ride motorcycles, too much caution is never possible. Riders know that wearing protective gear, keeping a well-maintained bike and remaining constantly alert can mean the difference between life and death on a Texas road. However, for one biker, these precautions provided little protection from the horrific consequences of an 18-wheeler accident.

The 23-year-old man was well-loved by his family and people in his community. Known for his ready smile and generous nature, the young man was also a motorcycle enthusiast. He was on his way to a motorcycle show, driving south on the interstate, when the unthinkable occurred.

A tractor-trailer was traveling north on I-35 when two wheels dislocated from his truck and bounced haphazardly across the highway. When the wheels struck the cement divider that separated the north and southbound lanes, they landed in the southbound lane, striking the young man on the motorcycle. He died instantly from the impact. Another vehicle was also struck by the out-of-control wheels, but the occupants suffered no injuries.

The grief-stricken family likely has many questions about the sudden death of their loved one in this tragedy. Many may be tempted to call such an event a freak accident. However, when wheels or other vehicle parts become dislodged and are hurled into traffic, it is likely the result of poorly maintained trucks or egregious maintenance errors. Texas families who decide to pursue civil action in these cases may need the help of a dedicated attorney to assist them in identifying the parties responsible for the death of their loved ones.

Source:, "Family, friends mourn man killed by flying wheels on I-35 in Denton", Nov. 2, 2017

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