Jim Wells County, TX (November 21, 2022) – A fatal truck accident was reported in Jim Wells County Sunday evening that claimed one person’s life. The crash was reported just before 6:45 p.m. on November 20.
According to reports provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, a black Ford F150 pickup truck was traveling east on Farm to Market Road 624 when it became involved in a head-on collision with a Volvo truck tractor semi-trailer. The impact of the collision caused the Ford to burst into flames near US Highway 282.
The driver of the Ford, who was not identified by law enforcement, was fatally injured. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is actively investigating the collision.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who died in this crash.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Losing a loved one as a result of a fatal truck crash can be devastating. Unfortunately, hundreds of people die in our state every year as a result of these accidents. Accidents involving commercial vehicles are more likely to cause severe injuries due to the size and weight of the vehicles. It is important that responsible parties are in charge of operating commercial trucks. When the right to operate a commercial truck falls into the wrong hands, it can have disastrous consequences.
Each year, we see countless people die as a result of truck accidents resulting from negligence. Some of the leading factors in fatal truck accidents include:
Fatigued motorists: Fatigued motorists are a danger to themselves and other motorists on the road. It is important to take breaks often when driving long distances and to get plenty of rest before setting out on a long trip.
Speeding: Truckers are often pressured to meet deadlines. As a result, they may speed in order to make up time. This can lead to severe and life-changing accidents, especially if the trucker is not familiar with the road or conditions are poor.
Inadequate maintenance: Trucks require regular maintenance in order to keep them running properly. If a truck is not properly maintained, it can break down or have other problems that can lead to an accident.
If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal truck accident that was caused by a negligent party, you should reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Jim Wells County as soon as possible. You may be able to take legal action against the person who caused their death.
Our seasoned truck accident lawyers at Goudarzi & Young have over 2 ½ decades of experience helping bereaved families pursue legal actions after losing loved ones. Our team will fight diligently to ensure your family is able to hold the person responsible for the death of your loved one accountable. We will seek full compensation for your damages to make sure you are in the best position possible to cover the financial burdens you face.
By calling our personal injury lawyers at 800-256-5169 at your earliest convenience, we can schedule a free case evaluation 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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