A Houston law firm representing a man who suffered serious injuries earlier this month after jumping off a bridge has filed a lawsuit against Amazon Logistics, Inc. and J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., along with the truck driver, alleging multiple counts of negligence, negligent hiring and retention
According to police reports, the chain-reaction crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. on April 10th on Interstate 45 in Houston and involved five vehicles including the Semi. According to investigators, a Lincoln Navigator towing a utility trailer got a flat tire and pulled over to the side of the interstates. Soon after a woman driving a Mazda crashed into the back of the trailer as it was on the side of the road. Another pickup truck swerved, missing the crash but hit a wall and spun out. A fourth vehicle witnessed the crash and stopped to help the accident victims.
Just as this was happening, a semi-truck owned by JB Hunt towing an Amazon Prime trailer was unable to stop and avoid the crash struck and killed two women involved in the crash who were outside of their vehicles. The good Samaritan who stopped to help the accident victims was forced to jump off the overpass to avoid being hit by the semi, falling 10-15 feet.
The good Samaritan was seriously injured in the fall suffering multiple injuries to his skull, spine and legs. According to local reporting, the injuries to his legs were so severe, both legs had to be amputated.
Amazon released a statement regarding the deadly crash saying “This is a terrible incident and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all involved. We will work with law enforcement and the carrier as they investigate.”
This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.