Deadly Big Rig Crash in Santa Maria, Texas

by | Apr 7, 2023 | Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash in Santa Maria, Texas on April 6, 2023.  The crash occurred on 281 Military Road and La Avenida Iglesia.  The driver of pickup truck was proceeding westbound on Military Road.  A Kenworth big rig failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and collided with the pickup truck.  The driver of the pickup, Pedro Omar Gutierrez, from Harlingen, Texas, was killed in the crash.  A passenger in the pickup truck was injured and taken to a hospital for treatment.  The accident remains under investigation.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was an 18-wheeler accident in Grand Saline, Texas on March 31, 2023.  There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash near Palestine, Texas on March 31, 2023.  There was a crash between a semi-truck and a dump truck in Edinburg, Texas on March 31, 2023.  There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash in Harris County, Texas on April 3, 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.  18-wheelers pose significant risks 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.