Biker Killed in 18-Wheeler Crash near Winters, Texas

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

There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash near Winters, Texas on June 1, 2023.  The accident occurred on northbound US-83.  During the crash, a biker was traveling northbound on the highway, followed by the 18-wheeler.  The biker was attempting to make a left turn onto FM-1086.  The 18-wheeler crossed the center line on the highway, and attempted to pass the motorcycle.  The bike turned into the 18-wheeler as he attempted to make his turn.  The biker was taken to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, where he was pronounced dead.  The victim has been identified as Vernon Russel Barns of Bradshaw, Texas.  Additional details have not yet been released.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was an 18-wheeler crash on Interstate 69 in Houston, Texas on May 22, 2023.  There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash near Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 21, 2023.  There was an 18-wheeler rollover crash near Bronte, Texas on May 25, 2023.  An 18-wheeler collided with two motorcycles in Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 29, 2023.  There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash in Channelview, Texas on June 1, 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 to learn more about your legal rights.