Lubbock, TX (January 13, 2023) – A commercial vehicle accident took place in the living area that left one person injured. On January 11, the police and firefighters in Lubbock responded to the scene of a traffic accident on Clovis Road.
According to local news sources, just before 9:15 a.m., a semi-truck and an RV collided in the 5400 block of Clovis Road. The incident caused delays in the area near Highway 84.
Authorities responded to the scene of the accident and immediately went to work on securing the area.
One person involved in the accident suffered moderate injuries. The victim was treated at the scene and rushed by ambulance to a local medical facility for further care.
The police department in Lubbock is currently investigating the incident.
We hope the injured victim is able to make a full recovery.
Truck Crashes in Texas
Truck accident statistics from 2022 provided by the Texas Department of Transportation show that left more than 4800 people injured. During this period, a total of 5620 semi-truck accidents occurred, accounting for nearly 6.7% of all total traffic accidents in the state.
These alarming statistics are a cause for concern. Many of the accidents that take place are a result of drivers who are negligent. Some of the leading factors of these accidents include:
- Drivers who were drowsy accounted for roughly 34% of all truck crashes.
- Distracted drivers accounted for more than 19% of total accidents with trunks.
- Improper loading of cargo accounted for roughly 15% of total truck crashes.
- Excessive speeds accounted for roughly 12% of truck crashes.
These and other preventable and negligent actions continue to cause harm to innocent people. Other contributing factors seen in these accidents include:
- Inclement weather conditions.
- Dangerous road conditions. Careless drivers.
- Poor traffic conditions.
- Drivers under the influence of intoxicants.
- Risky driving behaviors.
- Aggressive driving behaviors.
- Inadequate maintenance of vehicles.
If you have been hurt as a result of a truck accident, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. It is imperative to seek the assistance of a Lubbock truck accident lawyer right away. Hiring a personal injury claim immediately after your accident can provide you with the best chance of getting justice and holding the negligent driver account.
At Goudarzi & Young, we understand how devastating a truck crash can be. If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident involving a large commercial vehicle, our team of experienced truck accident lawyers is here to help. With decades of experience and an outstanding track record of success, our knowledgeable attorneys are dedicated to helping you find the best solution for your case. Contact us today at 800-256-5169 for your free initial consultation, and let us start fighting on your behalf right away.
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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