There was a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler in Corrigan, Texas on January 20, 2023. The accident happened on southbound U.S. Highway 59. An 18-wheeler made a left hand turn from the northbound lanes, across the southbound lanes of traffic. A Nissan Versa that was traveling southbound was unable to stop, and collided with the trailer. The car became trapped underneath. The car contained two students from Stephen F. Austin University. The driver, Micah McAfoose was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, Graylan Spring, was transferred to Conroe Regional Medical Center. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this accident.
There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. There was a crash involving an 18-wheeler in McKinley County, New Mexico on January 13, 2023. A train crashed into an 18-wheeler in Lafayette, Louisiana on January 16, 2023. There was a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler in Mesquite, Texas on January 17, 2023. A Union Pacific train struck a tractor trailer in Woodlawn, Texas on January 17, 2023. There was a crash involving two 18-wheelers in Big Spring, Texas on January 19, 2023.
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. It goes without saying that an 18-wheeler must yield to other cars on the roadway.
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.