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Three Dead in Louisiana Trucking Accident

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David Turnbull4 years ago
Charges have been brought against the driver of a tractor-trailer involved in a multiple vehicle collision that resulted in the death of three people.

About the St. John Parish Trucking Accident

  • On October 8th, a Peterbilt tractor-trailer sideswiped a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado off of Louisiana 3127, causing the death of three and serious injuries in another in a multiple vehicle crash. 
  • According to The Times-Picayune, the 18-wheeler driven by Damion Robinson crossed the center line of the road and entered opposing traffic which caused two vehicles, the Silverado and a 2006 Honda to crash into the truck.  The Honda hit the Peterbilt head-on and veered 120 feet before coming to a halt. 
  • Louisiana Police reported that upon arrival to the scene, the St. John’s Coroners Office pronounced all three in the Honda were dead.  The driver of the Silverado suffered severe injuries and was taken to University Hospital in New Orleans. 
  • The driver of the 18 wheeler was charged with four counts of vehicular negligent injuring and another charge of driving left of center in the St. John crash.

Trucking Accident Statistics

Information provided by the U.S. Department of Transportatoin:

  • There were approximately 273,000 trucking accidents reported that resulted in death, injury, or extensive property damage in 2011.
  • In those accidents, 3,757 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks. This is up from 3,686 deaths in 2010 and 3,380 in 2009.
  • Roughly 88,000 individuals were injured in these accidents.
Contact an Experienced Trucking Accident Attorney

Thomas J. Henry have handled a multitude of 18-wheeler accidents over the past two decades and continue to handle many of the largest 18-wheeler accident cases throughout the United States. Whether the company is small or large, our success is not an accident; it is because we understand how trucking companies operate. We represent clients/victims all over the country.

Thomas J. Henry are available to respond to trucking accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition, or acquiring, of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact our offices – we are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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