There was a crash between an 18-wheeler and an ambulance in Frio County, Texas on September 15, 2021. The ambulance collided head-on with the 18-wheeler while on the highway. The driver of the ambulance and the driver of the 18-wheeler both lost their lives in the crash. The passenger in the ambulance was airlifted to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston for treatment. The deceased EMT has been identified as Matthew Fuentes. The accident remains under investigation.
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 and multiple other vehicles near the West Baton Rouge-Iberville Parish line on September 9, 2021. There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler near Dumas, Texas on September 11, 2021. There was a crash involving two 18-wheelers in Royse City, Texas on September 13, 2021. There was a fiery crash of an 18-wheeler in Lewisville, Texas on September 14, 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. Drivers must yield to other traffic on the roadway. This is not just common sense, but is actually the law.
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.