On Monday, a car hit a semi-truck from behind and subsequently caught fire. For a few days, details were not released. Authorities have recently shed light on what happened in this fatal accident. At approximately two p.m., Harlea Barrentine was driving along I-35 near Rector Road. Due to construction, there was a temporary shut down of a lane, and therefore, construction crews placed signs to merge traffic into one lane. People on the scene said that the car that Harlea Barrentine was driving was traveling fast and driving erratically. When the road merged, she hit the semi truck going approximately 50 miles per hour. No other details have been released at this time.
What to Do in a Car Accident
When you are involved in a car crash, you may in shocked and unable to move due to fear or injury. It is important that you educate yourself on what to do when you are involved in a car accident. While we hope that you never find yourself in an accident, the odds are that you will be in one at some point in your life. After the crash, check to make sure you aren’t seriously injured. If you are, you need to call for emergency medical personnel. If you aren’t seriously injured, get out and make sure everyone is ok. Document the accident scene with your phone and collect contact information for everyone involved. Then contact an attorney right away.