Deadly 18-Wheeler Crash in Lake Charles, Louisiana

by | Sep 8, 2023 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash in Lake Charles, Louisiana on September 7, 2023.  The crash occurred at the intersection of West Tank Farm Road and Big Lake Road.  According to reports, an 18-wheeler failed to yield at a stop sign.  As a result, a passenger vehicle impacted the 18-wheeler, before both vehicles drove off the roadway.  There were three people in the passenger vehicle.  The front seat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.  A backseat passenger was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The two victims have been identified as Jose Samaniego and Cesar Samaniego, both residents of Port Arthur, 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 a deadly crash involving a Greyhound passenger bus near Savage, Maryland on August 31, 2023. There was a crash between a train and a semi-truck in New Caney, Texas on August 31, 2023.  An SUV drove into a Denny’s restaurant in Rosenberg, Texas on September 4, 2023.  There was an 18-wheeler crash in San Antonio, Texas on September 5, 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.