There was a deadly accident involving an 18-wheeler in Crowley, Louisiana on November 11, 2021. The accident occurred on I-10 eastbound at mile marker 80 in Acadia Parish. Reports indicate that the driver of a passenger car lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail. An 18-wheeler following behind the passenger car attempted to avoid the vehicle, but entered the westbound lanes of traffic and overturned. The overturned 18-wheeler was then struck in the cab by a second semi-truck, killing the driver on impact. The deceased has been identified by police as Leon Horhn of Houston, Texas. Two others were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those 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 involving a semi truck in Allen Parish, Louisiana on October 27, 2021. There was an accident involving a semi truck and multiple passenger vehicles in Orange, Texas on October 31, 2021. An 18-wheeler and a F-150 pickup were in a deadly accident in Iowa, Louisiana on November 6, 2021. There was a deadly accident involving multiple semi-trucks in Fort Bend County, Texas on November 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, including when merging lanes. 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.