• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: December 2018

18-Wheeler Carrying Jalapenos Catches Fire on Southwest FreewayEarly Friday morning, an 18-wheeler carrying a load of produce caught fire on the Southwest Freeway.

The incident occurred Friday at 1:00 a.m., as the driver was traveling east on Interstate 69 near the West Loop 610. The fire started in the truck’s rear brakes. The driver pulled over and attempted to put the fire out with an extinguisher.

The Houston Fire Department extinguished the flames before they could consume the trailer. The trailer was carrying produce, but the jalapenos were the only produce that was burned in the truck. There were no injuries reported.

If you or a loved one were involved in a truck accident, it is important to contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call (713) 987-7111 or  to discuss your truck accident injury case.

Source: Houston Chronicle

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About the Author

Hank Stout is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Hank earned his doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and has been actively trying personal injury cases for over ten years. He was recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Rising Star from 2012-2014 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas). He has earned a Superb rating by Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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