Cactus, TX (January 7, 2023) – A 67-year-old man from Dumas, Texas, has died following a truck accident that occurred in Cactus, Texas. On January 4, the Texas Department of Public Safety was called to the site of a traffic crash that occurred on Farm to Market Road 297.
According to reports, at approximately 12:40 p.m., 64-year-old Emilio Valencia was driving a big rig in the area of Farm to Market Road 297 and US Highway 287. As he passed through the intersection, he ran a stop sign and crashed into a second big rig that was traveling south on US Highway 287.
The force of the impact of the collision caused the second vehicle to roll over onto its side.
The driver of the second semi-truck, 67-year-old Kevin Potter, suffered severe injuries. He was rushed to Moore County Hospital in Dumas, Texas, where he passed away from his injuries.
Valencia suffered injuries and was transported to the same hospital for care.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is actively investigating the accident.
We hope Emilio Valencia is able to recover quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of Kevin Potter at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Fatal truck accidents take hundreds of lives annually here in Texas. Quite often, these accidents are completely preventable. Innocent people are forced to pay the overwhelming consequences of drivers who engage in negligent actions. One of the most common causes of fatal truck accidents is when drivers disregard stop signs and red lights at intersections.
There are a number of factors that contribute to this problem. First, many truck drivers are under pressure to meet tight schedules and may feel like they can’t afford to slow down for a red light or stop sign. Second, some truck drivers may be fatigued from driving long hours and not be as alert as they should be. And third, some truck drivers may simply be careless or reckless behind the wheel.
Whatever the cause, running a red light or stop sign is dangerous and puts everyone on the road at risk, and causes serious injuries and deaths every single year. If your loved one lost their life as a result of a fatal truck crash, a wrongful death lawyer in Cactus can help your family get justice. After enduring the loss of a loved one, you can file a wrongful death claim against the driver who ran a stop sign or red light and caused the fatal accident.
At Goudarzi & Young, we understand that the loss of a loved one due to a truck accident can be heartbreaking and overwhelming. We are here if you need us and hope to bring you the comfort of legal representation with our qualified attorneys who are passionate about providing compassionate service and impressive results. If you find yourself in this difficult situation, do not hesitate to give our Texas wrongful death lawyers a call at 800-256-5169 and get started on seeking justice for your family today.
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