On April 22, 2014, Vilma Marenco, the wife and mother of two, was killed in an 18-wheeler accident at the intersection of Pineland Avenue and Beaumont Highway, just outside of Sheldon Lake State Park.
The husband and children of Mrs. Marenco filed suit this week against commercial truck driver Rodger Jones and owner Ricardo Ramos for the collision which resulted in her death. The lawsuit alleges that Marenco was killed at the intersection when Jones ran a red light while hauling a load of heavy pipes.
According to the police report, the front of the 18-wheeler truck struck the driver’s side door of Marenco’s car, killing her at the scene. Jones did not present insurance information to the police when it was requested.
It is critical not only for drivers to be aware of the added dangers on the road, but also for trucking companies to maintain adequate insurance. The Texas oil boom has sparked an increase in 18-wheeler traffic transporting oil field equipment on state roadways, and a corresponding spike in deadly crashes caused by negligent commercial drivers. There has also been an unfortunate increase in the number of uninsured commercial trucking companies and drivers involved in these accidents, and the number of Texas families paying the price.
Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at 713-396-3964.