Agua Dulce, TX (January 13, 2023) – A fatal truck crash reported near the Nueces County and Jim Wells County line claimed the life of one person on Wednesday morning. On January 11, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a traffic accident that took place on Texas state highway 44.
Just before 5:30 a.m., authorities were notified that a collision occurred involving a small passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler. Authorities arrived at the scene of the accident, which blocked multiple lanes of Texas state highway 44. DPS and area firefighters went to work quickly on securing the area.
At least one person suffered injuries as a result of the crash. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is currently conducting an investigation into the accident. No other injuries have been reported.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim who died as a result of this accident.
Fatal Truck Crashes in Texas
Statistics provided by the Texas Department of Transportation show that a total of 928 fatal truck crashes took place in the state of Texas in 2022. Of these total fatal accidents, more than 1225 lives were lost. The rate of fatalities in truck accidents in Texas is near twice the national average. Regrettably, we continue to see a significant number of these accidents take place.
Some of the leading factors in fatal truck crashes in our state include:
- Intoxicated drivers.
- Inclement weather conditions.
- Drivers engaging in risky behaviors while behind the wheel.
- Poor road conditions.
- Drowsy driving.
- Distracted driving.
- Improper loading cargo.
- Inadequate maintenance of vehicles.
The unfortunate truth is that the majority of truck accidents that take place in the state of Texas are entirely preventable. Drivers who engage in reckless and careless actions behind the wheel contribute to the loss of thousands of lives in our state each year.
If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal truck crash, your family may be able to pursue legal action. A wrongful death lawyer in Agua Dulce can help your family secure financial compensation for some of the losses and expenses you face. Filing a wrongful death claim can help you get money to cover funeral and burial expenses, repair or replace the involved vehicle, and cover various other expenses that your family faces moving forward.
If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal truck accident, Goudarzi & Young are the Texas truck accident lawyers who can help. Our experienced legal team will fight for your rights and work to get you justice. With a free consultation, our personal injury lawyers can provide advice and support so that you can move forward with confidence. Contact us today at 800-256-5169 and let our team start working for you.
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