Three people have filed a lawsuit against several trucking companies involved in the fatal pile up crash in Fort Worth earlier this month.
The lawsuit was filed on Monday, February 22nd for the February 11th crash.
Preliminary information on MCI in Fort Worth. More info will be released later. At least 100 vehicles involved, 5 fatalities, 36 transported to local hospitals. #yourFWFD continues to work the incident and will be on scene for several hours. pic.twitter.com/DUtRJFKSI9— Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) February 11, 2021
In the filing, three Texas motorists claim that they were seriously injured in the accident that involved at least 133 vehicles and killed six people. The lawsuit accuses five trucking companies of improper training of drivers, as well as negligent hiring and monitoring; Fed Ex, GGs Produce Transport, JB Hunt, Rich Logistics and GO2 Logistics.
The lawsuit also lists six company drivers, identified only as John Does 1-6, as defendants in the suit, and demands $1 million in damages from the aforementioned trucking companies.
“Our customers have suffered serious injuries from multiple bumps, including head injuries and partial bruises. They are currently receiving treatment and medical evaluation,” said Adam Lewis, attorney at Arnold & Itkin law firm, according to AmpGoo News.
“A catastrophic collision like the February 11th disaster will have multiple factors,” Lewis said in a statement. “By filing a civil lawsuit, victims have the opportunity to conduct their own investigations, obtain answers as to why this preventable incident occurred, and seek justice.”
The following statement is in response to inquiries we’ve received regarding our efforts to pretreat roadways across the state. There have been many crashes, including the one in Fort Worth, that have occurred during this unusual winter weather event. pic.twitter.com/yhkOAFosN1— TxDOT (@TxDOT) February 12, 2021
In addition to the lawsuit, Texas lawmakers have called for an investigation into the treatment of the roadway in freezing conditions.
The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating the crash with a focus on the state’s snow and ice treatment protocol.