Deadly Semi Truck Accident near West, Texas

by | Feb 3, 2023 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler near West, Texas on January 31, 2023.  The accident happened on northbound Interstate 35 near mile marker 359.  A pickup truck was traveling at low speed due to weather conditions on the roadway.  A semi-trailer struck the pickup truck, before sliding into a Kia Forte.  The Kia became wedged under the trailer, and its driver was killed as a result.  The victim has been identified as Rochelle Robertson, of Fresno, Texas.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic loss.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  A student from East Texas Baptist University was killed in a crash near Waskom, Texas on January 30, 2023.  There was a crash involving multiple 18-wheelers in Kimble County, Texas on January 31, 2023.  There was a crash involving an 18-wheeler in Smith County, Texas on January 31, 2023.  An 18-wheeler lost control on the roadway and struck a Travis County Sheriff’s Deputy on January 31, 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 to learn more about your legal rights.