Garbage Truck Strikes Pedestrian

by | Apr 26, 2023 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly incident involving a garbage truck in Stillwater, Minnesota on April 25, 2023.  During the incident, a garbage truck hit an adult female pedestrian.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  The truck is owned by Waste Management.  The incident remains under investigation.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was a collision between a train and a semi-truck in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana on April 11, 2023. There was an accident after a box truck lost its tire in Houston, Texas on April 13, 2023.  There was an 18-wheeler crash in Grand Prairie, Texas on April 19, 2023.  A pedestrian was killed in an 18-wheeler accident in Marshall, Texas on April 22, 2023.  There was an 18-wheeler tanker truck accident in Nolanville, Texas on April 24, 2023.  There was an 18-wheeler rollover accident in Waco, Texas on April 25, 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.  Of course, technological advancements may pose additional hazards.  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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.