• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: September 2018

HAZMAT Truck Accident Houston 610 North HOUSTON (September 5, 2018) – A major collision by a tanker truck caused a hazmat spill closing all eastbound lanes on 610 North Loop near Homestead on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Westbound lanes were closed temporarily due to the possibility of flammable flumes.

The Houston Police Department encouraged drivers to take alternate routes. At 12:15pm, Houston Transtar reported the scene was cleared. Both eastbound and westbound lanes were reopen by 1:00pm. There were no car accidents or injuries were reported.

HAZMAT is an abbreviation for hazardous material. HAZMATs include toxic chemicals, fuels, nuclear waste products, biological, chemical, and radiological products. Trucks carrying these products can be a contributing cause of accidents.

According to the Houston Chronicle, the Houston area saw more than 1,000 heavy truck accidents in 2017. Approximately 10% of local large truck accidents involved hazmat incidents.

If you find yourself in the vicinity of a hazmat incident, the most important thing you can do is follow instructions by the authorities on the scene. Make certain your windows are up and vents are closed. If possible find another route to get to your destination. Do not enter the area.

If you or a loved one was injured in a tanker truck, hazmat or car accident, it is important to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer to help you evaluate your options. Call (713) 987-7111 or to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/610-n-loop-reopens-at-homestead-after-hazmat-accident/285-591140549

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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