Deadly Big Rig Accident in Port Arthur, Texas

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

There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash in Port Arthur, Texas on June 5, 2023.  The accident occurred on Highway 73.  During the crash, an 18-wheeler crashed into a Dodge Charger from behind.  According to local police, the driver of the big rig failed to control his speed before striking the other car.  Following the impact, the tanker truck overturned on the highway.  The passenger car had five people in it, all believed to be Cuban citizens.  Two individuals were pronounced dead, and the remainder were taken to a local hospital for initial treatment.  One teenage male was subsequently transported to Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was a semi-truck crash in Waller County, Texas on June 2, 2023.  There was a deadly trucking accident in Torrance County, New Mexico on June 4, 2023.  There was a deadly trucking accident in Garland, Texas on June 5, 2023.  There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash near Amarillo, Texas on June 4, 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.