Deadly 18-Wheeler Accident near Baton Rouge, Louisiana

by | Sep 11, 2021 | Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful 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.  The accident happened on Interstate 10 Eastbound.  During the crash, the18-wheeler approached multiple vehicles that were stopped on the roadway due to traffic.  Instead of yielding and bring the vehicle to a stop, the semi truck struck multiple passenger vehicles at a high rate of speed.  A total of nine vehicles were involved in the crash, some of which were consumed by fire.  Multiple people sustained injuries, and one was killed in the accident.  The victim has been identified as Timothy Achee who was returning to Metairie after evacuating for Hurricane Ida.  The driver of the 18-wheeler, was charged with vehicular homicide, and six counts of vehicular injury and careless operation.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the deceased’s family, and anyone else impacted by this tragic accident.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was a deadly accident between a pedestrian and an 18-wheeler in Robinson, Texas on August 31, 2021.  There was a deadly accident involving an 18-wheeler in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana on September 7, 2021.  There was a deadly accident involving an 18-wheeler and multiple other vehicles in Bee County, Texas on September 7, 2021.  There was a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler in Guadalupe County, Texas on September 9, 2021.  There was a crash involving an 18-wheeler in Mesquite, Texas on September 9, 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.