Deadly Accident between 18-Wheeler and Pickup Truck in Hill County, Texas

by | Mar 17, 2021 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

There was an accident between a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler in Hill County, Texas on March 15, 2021.  The accident occurred on State Highway 174 near CR 1104 west of Blum, Texas.  Early reports are that the driver of an 18-wheeler swerved out of his lane to avoid a second 18-wheeler that was making a turn.  However, the trailer struck the pickup truck before it could return to his lane of travel.  The driver of the pickup truck died from his injuries.  The deceased has been identified as Bruce Jernigan, Jr., 38, of Kopperl, Texas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly accident.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was an accident between a school bus and an 18-wheeler in Lubbock County, Texas on March 4, 2021.  There was an accident involving a mail truck and an 18-wheeler in Newton County, Texas on March 1, 2021.  There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash in Austin, Texas on February 21, 2021.  Two adults died in an 18-wheeler crash in Austin, Texas on February 19, 2021. There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash near Fairfield, Texas on February 11, 2021.There was a 14 vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler tractor trailer in Irving, Texas on February 11, 2021.  There was an accident involving a FedEx tractor trailer in Dallas, Texas on February 10, 2021.  There was a massive accident involving 133 vehicles, including numerous 18-wheelers in Fort Worth, Texas on February 11, 2021, resulting in six deaths.  There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler in Houston, Texas on February 9, 2021.  There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler in Austin, Texas on February 1, 2021, resulting in one death.  A worker tragically lost his life at a San Antonio, TX construction site on February 1, 2021, when he was crushed by an 18-wheeler.  There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler in Austin, Texas in the early hours on January 30, 2021, when an 18-wheeler struck a Ford Mustang.  One person was killed after being struck by an 18-wheeler near Tyler, Texas on January 29, 2021.  An 18-wheeler struck an individual who was on the side of the highway putting gasoline in his vehicle.  One person was killed, and one injured in a violent accident involving an 18-wheeler in Smith County, Texas on January 29, 2021.

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 adequate 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.