Bexar County 18 Wheeler Crash Leaves Two Dead and Three Others InjuredOctober 4, 2016
On September 30, 2016 a tragic accident in Bexar County involving an 18-wheeler and a pick-up truck left two persons dead and three others injured. The tragic accident occurred in South Bexar County in FM 1937 near US 281. Inside the pick-up truck was a family of five, a 30 year old Victoriano Chaverria who died at the scene at the accident, and a 12 year old boy, Christopher Colunga, who died shortly after being transported via AirLIFE to a University Hospital. The remaining three passengers, including a baby, where taken to a local hospital where they are recovering according to local news. The cause of the accident, as well as the identity of the driver and the owner of the 18-wheeler, remains unknown.
Federal regulations in the trucking industry mainly focus on safety and reducing the number of fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents, specifically with regards to trucks and 18-wheelers. Trucking companies have the duty to ensure that their drivers are fit for driving this type of vehicles, and they comply with this obligation by screening their drivers for criminal background and traffic violations pertaining to their driving ability, by inspecting and maintaining the vehicle in proper driving conditions, by constantly training its drivers, and by complying with hours of service regulations, among other duties.
These regulations are designed to protect the public from tragic accidents such as this one. Anyone who continuously disregards the federal regulations needlessly puts the public at risk, including the companies responsible for putting these unsafe drivers on the road. The Amaro Law Firm litigates 18-wheeler cases nationwide. Therefore, we encourage anyone with information about the wreck to come forward so that we may help bring the families justice. Whether you witnessed the wreck, passed by after it occurred or while the wreck was being cleared, or are a relative of the deceased or injured, if you have any information, do not hesitate to contact us by filling out the form below.
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