Odessa, TX (January 11, 2023) – A truck accident was reported in the Odessa area that claimed the life of a 27-year-old man from Crane, Texas. On January 10, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a traffic crash on Interstate 20.
Preliminary reports show that a Toyota Corolla was involved in a rear-end collision with a Mack granite semi-truck near mile marker 126 on Interstate 20. The incident blocked the eastbound lanes of travel.
The driver of the Corolla, 27-year-old Perry Edwards, was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the site of the accident as a result of his injuries.
The driver of the truck was not injured. You
At this time, DPS is conducting an investigation to determine what caused the accident.
Our condolences are with the family of Perry Edwards at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
At least one fatal truck crashes is reported in the state of Texas every single day. These incidents add up to hundreds of people dying as a result of truck crashes in our state each year. There are many cases where innocent people are fatally injured in crashes that are caused by reckless, negligent, and careless motorists.
There are several acts of negligence that continue to cause fatal crashes in our state. One of the most common factors in fatal truck crashes is distractions. We see many accidents caused by truck drivers who are using their CB radios could communicate with others. We also see an increasing number of accidents take place as a result of drivers who are talking or texting on cell phones. Eating and drinking while behind the wheel can also contribute to an accident taking place.
In addition to distractions, many truck crashes are caused by fatigued drivers. When drivers are too tired to operate their vehicles, they are likely to drift into other lanes of travel and strike nearby vehicles. It is no secret that truck drivers are in a hurry to make it to their destinations on time, which can increase the chances of them becoming tired or falling asleep while behind the wheel.
If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal truck crash, your family should seek the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer immediately. Your family may be able to pursue legal action for compensation to cover the damages you face. Even though there is no amount of money that can ever replace your loved one, it can help to reduce the impact of some of the costs that your family faces moving forward.
Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult situation to go through. However, it is important that you are able to protect your legal rights and get a sense of justice after enduring the sudden loss of a loved one. Our Texas truck accident lawyers at Goudarzi & Young have nearly 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of families who have lost loved ones, so you can rest assured that your case is in good hands. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal truck crash, contact our Texas wrongful death lawyers today at 800-256-5169 to schedule a free consultation to get started on your case.
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