There was a deadly multi-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler in Panola County, Texas on December 11, 2021. The accident occurred about 5:20 a.m. on SH 315 near Carthage, Texas. Reports indicate that the driver of an 18-wheeler was headed westbound on State Highway 315 approaching the intersection of County Road 106. At the intersection, a driver of a second 18-wheeler was stopped waiting to turn left onto CR 106. A passenger pickup-truck was stopped behind the second 18-wheeler. As the initial 18-wheeler approached the stopped vehicles, it failed to come to a stop before striking the pickup-truck from behind.
The two individuals in the pickup truck have been identified as Kaleb Hamby and Gabriel Webb, both residents of Haughton, Louisiana. 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. There was a deadly accident involving an 18-wheeler near Van Horn, Texas on November 28, 2021. There was a deadly accident involving an 18-wheeler in Bryan, Texas on December 3, 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 an 18-wheeler must yield to other traffic on the road, and come to a stop before violently striking a stopped vehicle in front of it. This is not only 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.