There was a crash involving multiple 18-wheelers in Fort Worth, Texas on September 11, 2023. According to reports, two passenger cars were involved in a crash around 9 at night, and pulled onto the shoulder of Interstate 35-W to exchange information. An 18-wheeler also pulled onto the shoulder to assist the drivers. Subsequent to this accident, two other 18-wheelers struck the vehicles that were on the left shoulder. Three people were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and another was pronounced dead at the hospital. Two others are believed to be hospitalized with injuries. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victims as Susana Longoria, Kiara Barker, Chase Mapes and Jasmine Jones. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly crash.
There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. 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. There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash in Lake Charles, Louisiana on September 7, 2023. There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash in Chambers County, Texas on September 9, 2023. A big rig struck a pedestrian in Lubbock, Texas on September 10, 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, New Mexico 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.