Motorcyclist Killed by Big Rig in Henderson County, Texas

by | Oct 18, 2023 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler in Henderson County, Texas on October 13, 2023.  An 18-wheeler traveling eastbound on FM 85 attempted to make a left turn onto FM 2613.  Unfortunately, the drive of the big rig failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic.  The big rig crashed into a motorcycle that was driving westbound on FM 85, resulting in the biker’s death.  The victim has been identified as Ray Stickinger from Mabank, Texas.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic incident.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was a crash between an American Eagle plane and a shuttle bus in Chicago, Illinois on October 6, 2023.  There was a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 in Orange, Texas on October 7, 2023.  There was a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana on October 11, 2023.  There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler in Las Cruces, New Mexico on October 16, 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.