Deadly Trucking Accident in Wheeler County, Texas

by | Sep 7, 2022 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash in Wheeler County, Texas on September 5, 2022.  According to reports, an 18-wheeler traveling on Interstate 40 crossed the median and struck the driver side of a Toyota Tundra in the oncoming lanes of travel.  The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene.  The victim has been identified as Steven Little from California.  The driver of the 18-wheeler and his passenger were taken to Shamrock General Hospital for medical care.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was a crash involving two 18-wheelers in Laredo, Texas on August 23, 2022.  There was an 18-wheeler crash in Manor, Texas on August 25, 2022.  There was a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a school bus near Lubbock, Texas on August 26, 2022.  There was an 18-wheeler crash in McLennan County, Texas on August 31, 2022.  There was an 18-wheeler crash in Houston, Texas on September 2, 2022.  An 18-wheeler struck a pedestrian in Addis, Louisiana on September 3, 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, including their tires.  Safe companies must also supervise their driver to ensure that the company’s policies and procedures have been followed.

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.