1 Dead After Unsecured Equipment Falls from 18 Wheeler
Based on information from the Texas Department of Public Safety, it has been reported that Jeremy Johnson, 38, from Mineral Wells, was killed when a piece of unsecured equipment on a passing semi-tractor rig hauling oilfield equipment swung into the southbound lane, striking Johnson’s Chevrolet pickup.
The wreck reportedly occurred about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on FM Road 1669, about five miles north of Huntington.
The driver of the Peterbilt semi rig was not injured during the crash.
Johnson was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
The question becomes, “who is responsible when something falls off an 18 wheeler?”
The driver of the truck or vehicle in which the object was improperly secured would be responsible for any damage done and any subsequent personal injuries caused. If the truck driver or whoever secured the load was negligent, then he or she and the company they work for are liable for all damages flowing from such negligence.
According to Johnson’s Facebook page, he was employed as a rig manager by Sidewinder Drilling LLC. He was married to Chasidi Johnson, a Reach associate paraprofessional at Travis Elementary School.
“My husband touched so many lives, many many people loved him and looked up to him,” Chasidi Johnson posted on Facebook. “I want everyone who loved him to have an opportunity to honor him however we decide to do that so I will share arrangements after they are complete. For our babies I will be strong. For Jeremy I will be strong.”
Capable personal injury lawyers who handle semi-truck accidents are seeing more and more individuals who have been injured or killed due to objects falling from 18-wheeler trailers.
As unlikely as these events may seem, dangerous semi-truck accidents that result from improperly secured loads and road debris happen quite often, and the results are devastating.
We are experienced lawyers who help those who have been impacted due to the negligence of others. We find that as long as the drivers responsible for these accidents can be identified, claims can be made against the trucking company.
With years of experience and a focus on truck crash cases, Hamilton Wingo, LLP, has the skill set, expertise, resources, and track record needed to tackle the complex challenges truck accident cases.
How much will this cost? We handle cases on a contingent fee basis, which means you won’t pay for fees or case expenses unless we achieve a financial recovery in your case. We also offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the details of your unique situation. Please contact us at (214) 234-7900 today.