North Zulch, TX – James Nash & Carole Martin Lose Lives in Truck Crash on Highway 21

North Zulch, TX - James Nash & Carole Martin Lose Lives in Truck Crash on Highway 21

North Zulch, TX (December 8, 2022) – Emergency crews were called to the scene of a traffic accident in Madison County on Monday that claimed the lives of a man and woman. On December 5, the Texas Department of Public Safety was dispatched to a crash on Highway 21.

According to reports provided by DPS, a 2014 Nissan pickup truck was traveling east on Texas State Highway 21 along with a 2015 Freightliner. A 2012 Buick SUV was heading west on the same roadway.

For reasons unknown, the Nissan in the Buick collided head-on before striking the 18-wheeler. The Nissan van caught on fire.

The driver of the Nissan, 81-year-old James Nash, and the driver of the Buick, 76-year-old Carole Martin, were both fatally injured. The victims are pronounced dead at the scene from their injuries.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our condolences are with the families of James Nash and Carole Martin at this time.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas

In 2021, more than 4400 people died as a result of fatal accidents in the state of Texas. Hundreds of these people lost their lives as a result of accidents involving semi-trucks and commercial vehicles. We see many innocent people lose their lives in fatal truck accidents due to drivers who are negligent. Some of the most common factors in fatal truck accidents across our state include:

  • Driver Fatigue: driver fatigue is another leading cause of truck accidents. Truckers often have to drive long hours to make their delivery deadlines, and this can lead to them becoming exhausted behind the wheel. When tiredness sets in, it can be difficult for a driver to concentrate and make good decisions. This can easily lead to an accident.
  • Distracted Driving: distracted driving is also a major problem on our roads today. With so many people using cell phones and other electronic devices, drivers are more distracted than ever before. Unfortunately, when a truck driver takes their eyes off the road, even for a few seconds, it can result in a serious or fatal accident.
  • Weather Conditions: bad weather conditions can also contribute to truck accidents. If a trucker is driving in heavy rain or snow, visibility can be reduced significantly, making it more difficult to see other vehicles on the road. This can easily lead to an accident occurring.

If you have lost a loved one as a result of a truck accident in Texas, the best thing you can do is schedule a free consultation with our Texas truck accident lawyers at Goudarzi & Young. With a proven history of success, our team will work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve. So don’t wait. Call us today at 800-256-5169 for your 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.  

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