Deadly 18-Wheeler Accident in Gregg County, Texas

by | Mar 10, 2022 | Auto Accident, Personal Injury

There was a deadly accident involving an 18-wheeler in Gregg County, Texas on March 8, 2022.  The accident occurred on Interstate 20 and Estes Parkway near Longview, Texas.  Reports indicate the truck was transporting racing vehicles at the time.  A Honda Passport SUV with towed box trailer was traveling westbound on 1-20.  The 18-wheeler was driving in the same lane, behind the SUV.  The driver of the big rig failed to control his speed, striking the smaller trailer in front of him.  As a result of the impact, the Honda Passport rolled onto its side, with its trailer going over the median on the highway.   The semi-truck also struck the median, before rolling over and bursting into flames.  The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two passengers were taken to Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview for treatment.  The driver of the Honda Passport, Young Mo Kang, was also taken to the hospital.  Both directions of travel on the highway were shut down as a result of the accident.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was an 18-wheeler accident in Wharton, Texas on February 17, 2022.  There was an 18-wheeler accident in Port Arthur, Texas on March 1, 2022.  There was a deadly accident between an 18-wheeler and a pedestrian in Livingston Parish, Louisiana on March 3, 2022.  There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler and multiple passenger vehicles in Iberville Parish, Louisiana on March 4, 2022.

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.  A driver must assess the conditions of the roadway, and only drive at an appropriate speed to ensure he can stop before striking other vehicles on the road.

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 to learn more about your legal rights.