Deadly Big Rig Accident in Torrance County, New Mexico

by | Jun 5, 2023 | Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly trucking accident in Torrance County, New Mexico on June 4, 2023.  The accident occurred on the Interstate 40 westbound.  During the crash, a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler were stopped on the highway due to traffic.  A second 18-wheeler failed to stop in time, and collided with the passenger vehicle.  The vehicle was then forced underneath the trailer of the first semi-truck.  A passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital for medical care.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  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.  There was a deadly crash between a big rig and a motorcycle near Winters, Texas on June 1, 2023.  There was a semi-truck crash in Waller County, Texas on June 2, 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.