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Houston, TX - Speeding Tow Truck Driver, Jose Luna, Charged With Manslaughter After Crashing Into Car Killing an Infant and Injuring Mother

Houston, TX - Speeding Tow Truck Driver, Jose Luna, Charged With Manslaughter After Crashing Into Car Killing an Infant
Published: February 17, 2022
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on February 17, 2022

Infant Dies and Mother Hospitalized in Speeding Tow Truck Accident

According to KTRK, an accident involving a tow truck occurred at the 6600 block of Cunningham Road near W. Little York Road in Houston, Texas. 

Just after 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 13, 2022, a couple and their five-month-old child were waiting at a red light in their Nissan Sedan when a speeding tow truck plowed into the rear of their car. Investigators believe that Jose Luna, the tow truck driver, was driving at an excessive speed and no signs were shown of him attempting to use his brakes. 

The infant and his mother, who were both in the back seat during the crash, were rushed to the hospital. The baby died from his injuries and the mother is undergoing surgery at the hospital. 

Luna was arrested has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and aggravated assault, causing serious bodily injury. 

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Can I Sue For a Deadly Tow Truck Accident? 

Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan is an experienced tow truck accident attorney in Texas. Marc represents victims injured in commercial truck accidents. Below, Marc shared insight into the legal rights of victims involved in deadly accidents involving tow truck drivers.

"Victims injured or the surviving family members of those killed in tragic auto accidents nearly always experience emotional and financial difficulties following the accident. This can include medical expenses and a loss of income. It is critical that victims understand their legal options to seek financial compensation. In addition to financial benefits provided by insurance, victims may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit."

"Many different things can cause auto accidents, but too often it is the negligence of one of the drivers. When that negligent driver is driving a commercial truck or tow truck, the damages can be greater due to the size and weight of the vehicle. Commercial truck drivers often are required to carry a special license. To get this license, they learn how to avoid hazards that may cause dangers on the road. The towing company must ensure each driver is licensed and trained to drive the tow truck. If a company fails to maintain its driver's licensing status, it can be deemed negligent. Furthermore, if the company is aware that a driver has a history of reckless driving but allows them to continue driving, they could be held liable for any accidents caused by the driver."

"In such cases of negligence, if there are injuries or deaths, victims could also file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver or the tow truck company. Those injured in tow truck accidents should acquire the services of an experienced truck accident attorney to learn more about their legal options."

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