Bowie, TX (January 3, 2023) – A 16-year-old male from Bowie High School has lost his life following a truck crash that took place on Monday evening in Bowie, Texas. The incident was reported just after 5:30 p.m. on January 2.
According to reports provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 16-year-old male was waiting to turn onto Mill Street. As his vehicle proceeded through the intersection of Texas State Highway 59, he became involved in a head-on collision with a dump truck.
The teen suffered severe injuries in the crash. He was rushed to Nocona General Hospital for emergency care. However, he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
We offer our condolences to the family of the teen who died in this crash.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Statistics from 2020 show that over 510 people died as a result of fatal truck accidents in Texas. Regrettably, many of these accidents were completely preventable. Every year, we see innocent people die as a result of fatal accidents in our state. Some of the leading causes of fatal truck accidents we see include:
- Driver fatigue
- Reckless driving
- Improperly secured cargo
- Bad weather conditions
- Poorly maintained trucks
If another driver’s negligence has taken the life of your loved one, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Unfortunately, truck accidents are much more complex than typical vehicle collision cases. When it comes to commercial vehicle accidents, there are several parties who can be held liable.
If the truck driver was at fault for the accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the driver. If the driver was working for a trucking company at the time of the accident, you may also be able to file a claim against the company. To succeed in a wrongful death claim, you will need to show that the driver or company was negligent in some way and that this negligence led to your loved one’s death.
If the truck driver was not at fault for the accident, you may still be able to file a claim against the trucking company if it can be shown that the company was negligent in hiring or supervising the driver. For example, if the company knew that the driver had a history of DUI arrests but failed to take action, this could be considered negligence on the part of the company. It is important that you seek legal guidance right away to determine who is at fault for the accident and who you can take legal action against.
At Goudarzi & Young, we understand how devastating a truck accident can be. Our legal advocates have decades of experience and a proven track record of success with handling complex truck accident claims for our clients. Our Texas truck accident lawyers offer free consultations to get you the advice and representation that you need when filing an injury claim after a truck accident. Contact our fearless legal team at 800-256-5169 today, and let us help you get the justice that you deserve.
Notes: Our team of dedicated writers created this post through the use of secondary sources; therefore, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this truck accident. If you locate incorrect information, please contact Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P. so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. This post will be removed if requested.
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