Andrews, TX (November 16, 2022) – Authorities have confirmed that 87-year-old Soledad Rodriguez Gonzalez has lost his life as a result of a hit-and-run truck accident that took place on Wednesday afternoon. On November 9, the Texas Department of Public Safety in Andrews County responded to the scene of a crash on Texas State Highway 176.
According to reports provided by DPS, at around 12:30 p.m., a 2006 Ford Expedition was traveling east on Texas State Highway 176 behind a semi that was pulling a tractor-trailer. As the driver of the Ford attempted to pass the semi-truck just 16 miles east of Andrews, Texas, the driver of the semi-truck tried to change lanes at the same time. The semi-truck then veered into the Ford. The impact of the collision caused the driver of the Ford to lose control of their vehicle and skid off the roadway.
The Ford rolled over multiple times before ejecting a passenger from the vehicle.
The passenger, identified as Rodriguez Gonzalez, was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding officers.
The driver of the semi-truck fled the scene of the accident without stopping. The Texas Department of Public Safety is actively investigating the incident.
We offer our condolences to the family of Soledad Rodriguez Gonzalez.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Truck accidents are the cause of thousands of deaths across the United States each year. More than 5600 people were killed in 2021 as a result of commercial vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, the state of Texas saw an increase of nearly 19% between 2019 and 2021 and the number of fatal traffic truck accidents that took place. Hundreds of people are killed as a result of truck accidents interstate. Quite often, these accidents involve negligent drivers.
After losing a loved one in a fatal truck accident, it is important that you seek legal guidance from a wrongful death lawyer in Andrews right away. An attorney will be able to assist you in getting justice after losing a loved one.
In a wrongful death lawsuit, the family of the deceased person can recover damages for their loss. This includes compensation to cover the cost of funeral and burial expenses, vehicle repair costs, and to alleviate the impact of lost earnings.
To prevail after filing a wrongful death lawsuit, your family must prove that the death was caused by the negligence or recklessness of the truck driver or trucking company. This can be difficult to do without the help of an experienced attorney.
Our truck accident lawyers at Goudarzi & Young have decades of experience helping Texans get justice after losing loved ones and fatal truck accidents. Although no amount of money can ever truly make up for the loss of your loved one, a wrongful death claim can help you gain financial compensation to ease some of the financial burdens that you face moving forward. Our lawyers will fight to ensure the person who took the life of your loved one is held accountable. Contact our law firm today at 800-256-5169 to schedule a free consultation to get started.
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