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Widow of Man Killed in Truck Accident Lobbies Congress on Truck Safety

Wanda Lindsay, a New Braunfels woman whose husband, John, was killed when their car was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler in 2010, lobbied Congress in support of legislation aimed at preventing such deadly truck accidents.

Ms. Lindsay was one of several family members of victims and survivors of truck collisions who visited Washington with the Truck Safety Coalition in support of the Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act. The act would “freeze current federal truck size and weight limits, close existing loopholes that allow operation of overweight trucks, and establish an enforcement program to ensure accountability,” according to a news release from the Truck Safety Coalition.

According to Ms. Lindsay, the truck driver that rear-ended her and her husband had been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea shortly before the accident:

“Truck drivers are allowed to work 11 hours a shift behind the wheel so it is no wonder that nearly half of truck drivers admit they have fallen asleep while driving. Last year, legislation requiring electronic logging devices in trucks passed Congress. I call on the U.S. Department of Transportation to issue the final rule for these lifesaving devices.”

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson provides legal representation to victims of trucking and other commercial vehicle accidents. Whether the cause of the collision is driver fatigueimproper truck maintenance, and/or improper screening, training and supervision of drivers, the Dallas truck accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson have the experience, resources and technical abilities to determine what happened and who should be held responsible.

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson is not involved in any litigation involving Ms. Lindsay’s 2010 truck accident.