At about 12:45 a.m. early Wednesday morning, Phuoc Van Hoang was driving west along Spencer Road (AKA Farm to Market Road 529) near Paddock Bend Drive when he came upon an 18-wheeler that had turned into a business’ driveway. In the dark, Mr. Hoang did not see that the truck’s cargo, several steel beams, were sticking out from the rear of the trailer into the street. Phuoc Van Hoang collided with the steel beams and was transferred to Memorial Hermann, where he was pronounced dead shotly thereafter.
Police report that, not only did the driver of the commercial truck not use any type of visable beacon on the rear of his cargo, but he also failed to obtain a proper permit to transport such an oversized load. If the reported facts of this case hold true, it would appear that the trucking company was grossly negligent in this fatal accident.
in this fatal accident.