Three Dead Following 18-Wheeler Crash in Peoria, Texas

by | Dec 9, 2020 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

A deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler occurred in Peoria, Hill County, Texas on Saturday, December 5, 2020.  The crash occurred on 9:50 a.m. on State Highway 22.  Reports indicate a vehicle was attempting to turn into a private driveway when it was struck by a Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer heading westbound on the highway.  The driver of the vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  The three passengers of the car, who were all pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, have been identified as Janet Bridges, Ezekial Southard, and Cooper Southard.  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 to learn more about your legal rights.