The instinct to save the life of someone you love knows no age. That was proven especially true in a fiery accident involving a tractor-trailer in Houston on Friday when a boy of five saved the life of his 2-year-old brother.
According to authorities, the two boys were passengers being driven by their father on Interstate 45 when the vehicle crashed into a guardrail and a metal pillar. The truck rolled and burst into flames.
The five-year-old brother was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and was able to pull his younger brother from the burning wreckage of the 18-wheeler.
The father of the two boys died at the scene of the accident after he was also thrown from the vehicle. According to Sgt. James Roque in a local media interview, the 2-year-old did have severe burns to his body and was transported to Memorial Hermann. He is expected to be alright.
Having courage in the face of tragedy is something that never fails to astound or even humble us. Beyond their injuries, they have lost their father and that will undoubtedly affect them for the rest of their lives. Accidents involving big rigs or 18-wheelers can be serious and even tragic.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident involving a big rig or 18-wheel tractor trailer, it’s wise to have the advice of an attorney regarding your case. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you could be eligible for compensation for any medical costs, long-term treatment and therapy, as well as pain and suffering or wrongful death.
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