There was a violent crash involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle in College Station, Texas on Saturday, December 19, 2020. At approximately 5:45 pm, an 18-wheeler attempted to turn on to Earl Rudder Freeway South Frontage Road from Holleman Drive East. In the process, the 18-wheeler struck a SUV. Three passengers in the SUV were transported to St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital for treatment.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2019 there were 3,610 deaths on Texas roads. Another 256,338 persons were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2019. Unfortunately, deaths in accidents involving tractor trailers have been a regular occurrence in December 2020. The driver of an 18-wheeler lost his life in an accident in Orange, Texas on December 9, 2020. On December 5, 2020, three passengers lost their lives in a deadly accident involving a big rig in Peoria, Texas.
Safe trucking companies must take adequate precautions to ensure that their drivers do not severely injure or kill members of the public in a trucking accident. Industry standards require trucking companies to provide training to their drivers. Safe companies must also supervise their driver to ensure that the companies policies and procedures have been followed. Following to investigate the driving ability of someone a company places on the road can have tragic consequences. Federal law requires companies to take numerous steps in order to protect the members of the public.
Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York. We have handled numerous cases involving 18-wheeler accidents in both federal and state court across the country. Our attorneys have extensive experience and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in a trucking or commercial vehicle accident. The experienced 18-wheeler accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in an accident. Please contact us online or call 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.