Ector County, TX (January 17, 2023) – A traffic accident was reported in the county on Saturday morning that claimed one man’s life. Just after midnight on January 14, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a traffic crash on Texas State Highway 302.
Reports from authorities show that a semi-truck and a 2007 Lincoln MKC collided on the eastbound side of Texas State Highway 302 during the early morning.
The driver of the Lincoln, 38-year-old Alvin Earl Smith, was severely hurt in the crash. He was rushed to Medical Center Hospital, where he later passed away from his injuries.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is actively investigating the cause of the crash.
Our sympathies are with the family of Alvin Earl Smith at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Fatal truck accidents are reported every day in the state of Texas. In many cases, these crashes are entirely preventable. Day after day, we continue to see innocent people paying the ultimate price as a result of driver negligence. Leading factors and fatal truck crashes in our state include:
- Drivers who fail to yield to others.
- Drivers who are impaired by alcohol.
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs.
- Speeding drivers.
- Drivers who are distracted.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of the fatal truck accident, and another person’s negligence had played a role, you must take legal action right away. A wrongful death lawyer in Texas will be able to help your family pursue legal action against the responsible party. A wrongful death claim can help you secure financial compensation for funeral costs, lost earning capacity, burial expenses, and more.
At Goudarzi & Young, our Texas truck accident lawyers understand the pain and suffering that families injure after losing loved ones and fatal truck crashes. With our comprehensive legal services and our dedicated team of truck accident attorneys on your side, you can rest assured knowing that you will have the best chance of getting justice. Our skilled legal advocates strive to bring justice for lost loved ones due to fatal truck accidents, so reach out to us today at 800-256-5169 to schedule a free consultation to get started.
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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