Deadly 18-wheeler Crash near New Waverly, Texas

by | Jul 10, 2021 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler in New Waverly, Texas on July 8, 2021.  The accident occurred on Interstate 45 in between Huntsville and New Waverly.  Reports indicate a 2018 International semi truck was parked on the shoulder of the highway.  A 2008 Toyota RAV 4 collided with the rear of the truck.  The driver of the SUV was initially trapped in the vehicle before he was able to be freed.  He was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  He has been identified as 49-year-old Isaac Gyekye of Willis, Texas.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler in Duson, Louisiana on July 6, 2021.  There was a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler in Acadia Parish, Louisiana on July 6, 2021.  There was a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler in Morgan City, Louisiana on June 24, 2021.  There was a major crash involving an 18-wheeler in Beaumont, Texas on June 24, 2021.  There was a major crash involving an 18-wheeler near Houston, Texas on June 10, 2021.  There was a deadly accident involving an 18-wheeler near Midland, Texas on June 7, 2021.

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 regularly inspect their equipment.  Safe companies must also supervise their driver to ensure that the company’s policies and procedures have been followed.  Failing to inspect an 18-wheeler before driving can have tragic consequences.  Federal law requires companies to take numerous steps in order to protect the members of the public.  An 18-wheeler such as the one involved in this accident should ensure that members of the public are aware that it is pulled off the highway.  The truck should be as far from the lanes of travel as are safely possible.  Additionally, warning devices should be placed behind the truck and trailer to warn approaching vehicles.

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, including Louisiana.  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.