Three members of a Texas family were killed in an accident with a tractor-trailer near Laredo have now been identified as Manuel Arizola, 21, his girlfriend Johana Sandoval, 21 and their baby of 11 months old Romen Arizola.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred on Saturday morning on Interstate 35. The family’s Toyota was headed to San Antonio when a tractor-trailer heading southbound crossed the median and struck the young family. The two young parents and their baby were killed instantly. The man’s younger sister, Victoria  Arizola was also in the car. She suffered serious injuries, and was rushed to the Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Investigations continue into the cause of this terrible, fatal accident.

As Houston truck accident lawyers, we have seen cases where momentary lack of attention or a lapse in judgment while driving occur because of problems like driver distraction and driver fatigue.  As we have blogged previously, both the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation have undertaken serious efforts to combat truck driver fatigue and distracted driving.

If you or loved one has been in an serious accident with an 18-wheeler, commercial vehicle, bus or car, contact our law firm Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers  today at [email protected]