Midland, TX (January 1, 2022) – A 38-year-old man has died as a result of the truck accident that occurred Thursday in Martin County. Around 11:15 p.m., on December 29, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a crash on Texas State Highway 349.
According to authorities, 46-year-old Robin Jay Nelson was driving a 2020 Peterbilt truck on Texas State Highway 349 when his vehicle became involved in a collision with a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer.
The driver of the Mitsubishi, 38-year-old Eddie Garcia Saenz, was fatally injured in the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Nelson suffered injuries in the accident and had to be transported to Midland Memorial Hospital for emergency care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We hope Robin Jay Nelson recovers quickly following this accident.
Our sympathies are with the family of Eddie Garcia Saenz.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Each year, truck accidents in Texas take the lives of hundreds of people. Many of these accidents are preventable. In many cases, innocent people die as a result of drivers who engage in reckless or negligent actions. Some of the leading causes of fatal truck accidents include:
- Drivers who failed to yield the right-of-way.
- Drivers who run past red lights or stop signs and intersections.
- Drivers who are intoxicated.
- Drivers who are drowsy from long hours on the road.
- Drivers who are distracted.
If you lost a loved one as a result of a truck accident, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. There are many entities that may be held liable in a wrongful death claim stemming from a fatal truck accident. The truck driver, the trucking company, the cargo company, and the maintenance company are all potential defendants. Each of these parties may have contributed to the accident in some way and thus may be held liable for the damages suffered by the victim’s family.
The truck driver may be held liable if it is found that he or she was driving in an unsafe manner at the time of the accident. The trucking company may be held liable if it is found that they did not properly train or supervise their drivers. The cargo company may be held liable if it is found that they did not properly load or secure the cargo. And finally, the maintenance company may be held liable if it is found that they did not properly maintain the truck, leading to mechanical failures that contributed to the accident.
At Goudarzi & Young, our truck accident attorneys have decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured Texans. Our fearless legal advocates will fight for justice on your behalf. If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident, we provide free consultations to review your case and determine the best way to handle it. You don’t have to suffer alone; Contact us now at 800-256-5169 and let us help get you back to full health again
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