There was a deadly trucking accident in Waller County, Texas on December 22, 2021. The accident occurred on Highway 6 near FM 2979. Reports indicate an 18-wheeler was pulling out of a truck stop when a passenger vehicle struck it. The driver of the vehicle, Furong Lin, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, an 11-year-old was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly accident.
There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. Two Louisiana residents were killed in a multi-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler in Panola County, Texas on December 11, 2021. There was a deadly trucking accident in Brazos County, Texas on December 13, 2021. There was a deadly semi-truck accident in Houston, Texas on December 18, 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. It goes without saying that 18-wheelers must yield to traffic on the roadway. An 18-wheeler cannot pull out in front of traffic or block the lanes of the highway while exiting a truck stop. As a result of the size of the truck, a driver must take all precautions when leaving a truck stop to ensure that oncoming traffic is not endangered as a result of their actions. A failure to yield can have deadly consequences.
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 have previously been involved in similar cases and can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in a trucking accident. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.