A deadly crash involving two 18-wheelers occurred in Orange, Texas on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. At approximately 10:00 am, an 18-wheeler became disabled in the westbound middle lane of Interstate 10. Another 18-wheeler failed to stop his truck in time, and struck the disabled 18-wheeler from behind. The driver was thrown from the vehicle, which ultimately burst into flames. The driver of the second truck ultimately lost his life and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Yosjani Armas-Soler, of Channelview, Texas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic accident.
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.
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 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.