Deadly 18-Wheeler Crash in Atascosa, Texas

by | Mar 14, 2024 | Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was an 18-wheeler crash in Atascosa, Texas on March 13, 2024. According to reports, an 18-wheeler struck a passenger car at intersection of Interstate 37 and State Highway 97.  It is believed the passenger vehicle may have ran a red light, before being hit by the 18-wheeler.  One person was killed in the accident.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic crash.

Complying with traffic control devices, including signs, signals, and pavement markings, is fundamental to maintaining safety and efficiency on the roads. These devices guide driver behavior, ensuring orderly traffic flow and minimizing the risk of collisions. For instance, stop signs and traffic lights dictate right of way at intersections, reducing confusion and potential conflicts between vehicles. Speed limit signs, meanwhile, are set based on road conditions, visibility, and traffic flow, aiming to prevent accidents caused by excessive speed. Adherence to these controls is not merely a legal obligation but a social responsibility, as non-compliance can lead to serious accidents, endangering not only the violator but also other road users and pedestrians.

The importance of obeying traffic control devices extends beyond individual safety to the well-being of the community. Efficient traffic flow facilitated by compliance reduces congestion, lowers the risk of accidents, and can even contribute to environmental benefits by decreasing fuel consumption and emissions from idling vehicles. Educational campaigns and law enforcement efforts play a crucial role in promoting awareness and compliance, but ultimately, it is the responsibility of each driver to understand and respect traffic controls. By doing so, drivers contribute to a safer, more predictable, and more pleasant driving environment for everyone.

There have been a number of recent accidents involving vehicles, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  An 18-wheeler collided with an abandoned car in Vidor, Texas on March 7, 2024.  There was a deadly 18-wheeler crash near Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 7, 2024.  There was an 18-wheeler crash in Brazos County near Kurten, Texas on March 8, 2024.  An 18-wheeler struck a disabled car from behind on northbound Interstate 35 in Temple, Texas on March 7, 2024.

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.