The Herrera Law Firm Comments on Report of Fatal Accident Involving Texas Community College Students in Oklahoma

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San Antonio truck accident lawyer Jorge A. Herrera of The Herrera Law Firm said there are many possible causes of tractor-trailer accidents.

Tractor-trailer accidents often result in serious injuries or even death. In this case, four young women lost their lives and others were injured.

Commenting on a CBS News report about a truck accident that killed four young Texas women, San Antonio truck accident attorney Jorge A. Herrera said a comprehensive investigation is critical to determine exactly what happened.

According to an Associated Press report published by CBS News*, four women from a Texas community college softball team traveling in a bus in Oklahoma died in the accident. The report states that National Transportation Safety Board investigators say the driver of the tractor-trailer allegedly made no evasive maneuvers before crossing a highway median and striking a bus.

Attorney Herrera, an experienced trucking accident lawyer at The Herrera Law Firm, said the accident must be thoroughly investigated to determine the cause and find out who is responsible.

“Tractor-trailer accidents often result in serious injuries or even death,” Herrera said. “In this case, four young women lost their lives and others were injured. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims. Trucking accidents can be very complicated. Typically, the trucking company will launch an immediate investigation. That’s in addition to the investigation by various law enforcement agencies. To make sure their rights are protected, victims or families who have lost loved ones should retain an attorney who can examine the facts on their behalf.”

According to the AP report, the tractor trailer on Sept. 27 crossed a median on Interstate 35 near Davis, Oklahoma, and collided with a bus, killing four students from North Central Texas College. In addition, a dozen people were injured in the accident, according to the article.

Accident investigators told CBS News that no problems were found with the truck’s brakes, which investigators say may not have been applied before the crash. According to the news report, the driver said he was distracted by something inside the truck’s cabin immediately before the accident occurred.

“At The Herrera Law Firm, we have handled tractor-trailer accident cases and know how devastating these types of accidents can be for everyone involved,” Herrera said. “While this recent accident is under investigation, generally speaking the cause of trucking accidents can be traced back to any number of factors, from driver fatigue and driver distractions to poorly maintained trucks or trucking companies overloading the trailers. With so many possible factors, it can be difficult to identify the responsible party. That’s why comprehensive investigations are so critical.”

*The Sept. 29, 2014, CBS News report cited is “No sign truck driver in deadly Oklahoma crash into bus tried to brake: NTSB.”

About The Herrera Law Firm
Founded in 1983, The Herrera Law Firm has successfully represented thousands of individuals and families who have been dealt catastrophic blows due to personal injuries from nursing home abuse and neglect, oil field accidents, car accidents, tractor-trailer truck accidents, construction accidents, workplace injuries, dangerous drugs and defective medical device injuries. The law firm’s mission is to rectify the wrongs committed against its clients so that they can regain their dignity, rebuild their lives, and reclaim financial stability.

The Herrera Law Firm is located at 111 Soledad St, Suite 1900, San Antonio, TX 78205. If you or a loved one was injured, or you lost a loved one in an accident and need legal help, call (210) 224-1054 or visit

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