Livingston Student Killed By 18-Wheeler While Departing A School Bus

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

Unthinkable tragedy struck on the afternoon of Thursday, December 7, 2023, when a Livingston ISD student was killed by an 18-wheeler while returning home from school.  The 15-year-old student had just stepped off the school bus and was walking up the driveway of his home when the 18-wheeler fatally struck him.
Texas DPS is conducting an ongoing investigation but has issued a preliminary statement on what appears to have occurred.  The student’s home, because it is located on U.S. Highway 59, required the school bus to come to a stop on the outside lane of the highway when picking up or dropping off this particular student.  A Toyota vehicle came to a stop behind the school bus but was rear-ended by the 18-wheeler.  After striking the Toyota vehicle, the 18-wheeler veered right, departed the highway and struck the student in the driveway of his home.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  An 18-wheeler that was hauling junk cars overturned on the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Fayette County, Texas on November 30, 2023.  There was an 18-wheeler crash near Henderson, Texas on December 1, 2023.  There was a deadly crash involving a dump truck in Travis County, Texas on December 3, 2023.  There was a crash involving an 18-wheeler near the Port of Houston in Harris County, Texas on December 7, 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.