Goodnight, TX (January 2, 2023) – An auto accident took place on New Year’s Day that claimed one person’s life. At around one p.m., on January 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a crash on Highway 287.
According to law enforcement, and semi-truck tractor-trailer was heading east on Highway 287 during the afternoon hours. For unknown reasons, it rear-ended a second semi-truck as it was turning on County Road 25.
One person involved in the accident was fatally injured. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time, the Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim provided in this crash.
Fatal Truck Crashes in Texas
Truck accidents in Texas claimed the lives of more than 500 people in 2021. Unfortunately, the size and weight of these vehicles mean that they are more likely to cause more significant damage to anything they come in contact with. There are several types of truck accidents that can impact the lives of others. These include:
- Head-on collisions.
- Sideswipe accidents.
- T-bone accidents.
- Underride accidents.
- Jackknife accidents.
- Rear-end accidents.
Although any accident has the potential to cause serious damage, we see many people lose their lives as a result of rear-end truck accidents. There are several reasons why these accidents continue to take place at such an alarming rate. One of the leading causes is following too closely. When a truck is following another vehicle too closely, it doesn’t have enough time to stop in the event of sudden braking or another action. This can lead to a serious accident.
Another leading cause of rear-end truck accidents is distracted driving. Distracted driving takes a driver’s attention off the road and can have serious consequences. This can include actions like talking on the phone or texting, or even changing the radio station. Distracted driving is dangerous because it increases the chances of not being able to stop in time if the vehicle ahead suddenly applies its brakes.
Speeding is also a leading cause of rear-end truck accidents. When a truck is speeding, it takes longer to stop than if it were traveling at the speed limit. This can be especially dangerous if the truck is following too closely or if there is traffic congestion ahead.
If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, the lawyers at Goudarzi & Young may be able to help. With decades of experience, our dedicated legal team is ready to fight for you and provide you with the best possible representation. Our experienced attorneys are fierce legal advocates and can offer a free consultation so that you can make an informed decision on how to proceed. To get started, call our Texas truck accident lawyers today at 800-256-5169 to schedule a free consultation.
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.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately, then speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. The photograph used in this post is not representative of this accident. This post is not a solicitation for business.