Charter Bus Driver, Ricky Hagar, killed in accident involving 18-wheeler
WAFB News reports a fatal accident occurred on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at around 11 a.m. when an 18 wheeler struck a charter bus on Interstate 10 East near Lobdell, Louisiana.
The 18 wheeler driven by Ricky Hagar of Lillian, Texas, crashed into the back of the charter bus, halting traffic on the Interstate. Mr. Hagar passed away as a result of the accident. At the time of the accident, he was reportedly a driver for Hurst, Texas-based Kingdom Trucking, authorities say.
The charter bus had left North Carolina and was making its way to Mexico at the time of the crash.
“Commercial drivers are professional drivers – it is critical that they are aware of their surroundings at all times, especially when driving on the Interstate where vehicles are traveling fast. Commercial drivers must keep their eyes on the road and give themselves adequate room to brake and stop, if necessary. 18 wheelers are massive vehicles. Drivers of such vehicles must always ensure they have ample room to safely stop.”
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