Semi Truck Accidents

More Deadly Trucking Accidents in McMullen County

In three separate major accidents in as many weeks three oilfield workers have been killed in the Eagle Ford Shale.  One of the more recent accidents occurred on Monday where a pickup driver, 27-year-old Juaquin Mireles-Munoz, is thought to have fallen asleep behind the wheel when his truck went into oncoming traffic. Mireles-Munoz hit 61-year-old Rogelio Banda Cabrera head-on in a high speed, high impact collision. Cabrera, who was also driving a pickup truck, along with Mireles-Munoz, both died at the scene.

This horrific accident occurred at seven in the morning in McMullen County, roughly 75 miles south of San Antonio.

It is our Law Firm’s position that the “falling asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle” is a clear sign that you are too tired to be on the road – it is a clear sign of negligence – and a clear sign that some of the oil companies operating in the Eagle Ford Shale are pushing their employees to hard in their on-going search for oil in South Texas.  

While many may see this search for oil a good thing, and maybe it is as we work to lessen our Nation’s dependence on foreign oil, the oil companies placing exhausted crews on our South Texas roads with the risk of killing someone is completely unacceptable.

Source: San Antonio Express-News, "Oilfield workers killed in crash identified," by Eva Ruth Moravec, 11/1/11
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