Deadly Trucking Accident near Henderson, Texas

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

There was an 18-wheeler crash near Henderson, Texas on December 1, 2023.  According to reports, an 18-wheeler was attempting to make a u-turn on US 79.  A passenger vehicle also traveling on Highway 79 struck the trailer of the 18-wheeler as it blocked the roadway.  The vehicle then left the roadway before coming to a stop in a ditch.  The driver of the car was killed in the crash, and his passenger was hospitalized.  The victim has been identified as James Pinkerton.  The crash remains under investigation at this time.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic crash.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was an 18-wheeler crash on Interstate 10 westbound near Highway 6 in Houston, Texas on November 22, 2023.  There was an 18-wheeler crash on Highway 290 in Hays County, Texas on November 30, 2023.  An 18-wheeler that was hauling junk cars overturned on the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Fayette County, Texas on November 30, 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.