Deadly Trucking Accident near Lacombe, Louisiana

by | Jan 8, 2023 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler near Lacombe, Louisiana on January 6, 2023.  The accident happened on eastbound Interstate 12 near Louisiana Highway 434.  Reports indicate the there was a collision between two passenger vehicles on the highway.  An 18-wheeler that was traveling behind the two vehicles was unable to stop prior to hitting them.  The 18-wheeler’s impact knocked one of the cars off the highway and into a tree on the side of the road.  The driver was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.  The victim has been identified as Melissa Cannata of Slidell.  The crash remains under investigation.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler near Austin, Texas on December 28, 2022.  There was a deadly crash involving a Fed-Ex 18-wheeler in Dallas, Texas on January 4, 2022.  A train collided with a semi-truck in Beaumont, Texas on January 4, 2023.  There was a fatal accident involving a UPS 18-wheeler in Ferris, Texas on January 5, 2022.  A semi-truck lost control before overturning and bursting into flames in San Antonio, Texas on January 5, 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.