Reeves County, TX (November 18, 2022) – A woman has lost her life as a result of a truck accident that took place on Highway 20 on November 17 in Reeves County.
According to reports provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 2022 international truck hauling a trailer was traveling west on Interstate Highway 20 when it rear-ended a Toyota. The impact of the collision caused the Toyota to overturn into the westbound borough ditch.
The driver of the Toyota, Ella Mae Arn, was fatally injured in the crash. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
No other injuries were reported as a result of this accident. The Texas Department of Public Safety is actively investigating.
Our condolences are with the family of Ella Mae Arn at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Each year, truck accidents take place in the state of Texas that take the lives of hundreds of people. The size and weight of these vehicles mean they are more likely to cause catastrophic injuries or death in collisions. This is particularly true in cases where truck crashes involve small passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, rear-end collisions are some of the leading types of fatal truck accidents that we see in our state. There are several reasons why these accidents take place. Some of the leading causes include:
- Driver error: This is the number one cause of fatal rear-end truck accidents. Common driver errors include following too closely, falling asleep at the wheel, and distracted driving.
- Mechanical problems: If a truck’s brakes are not properly maintained, it can lead to a fatal accident. Other mechanical problems that can contribute to a rear-end collision include bald tires and faulty lights.
- Weather conditions: Bad weather can make it difficult for trucks to stop in time, especially if they are carrying heavy loads.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of the fatal truck accident, your family may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. Unlike other types of collisions, commercial vehicle crashes often involve several parties who can share liability. Common parties who are identified in fatal truck accidents can include:
- The driver of the truck.
- The trucks owner.
- The trucking company.
- The company in charge of maintaining the vehicle.
- The cargo loading company.
- The truck parts manufacturer.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal truck accident, it is important that you have a knowledgeable legal team by your site. A skilled wrongful death lawyer in Reeves County will be able to help you identify who is liable for the death of your loved one. They will also help you fight for justice.
Our lawyers at Goudarzi & Young have represented thousands of Texans since 1997 who have been impacted by negligent parties. Our team is committed to helping each client we work with get justice following the loss of their loved one.
While working with us, you can expect that our team will provide you with several advantages. These include:
- Straight talk and hard work that helps you achieve justice.
- Providing direct interaction with each client we work with.
- A strong reputation in both the local and regional areas.
Additionally, we will provide you with a free initial consultation so we can discuss your case at your earliest convenience. Contact our personal injury law firm today at 800-256-5169 to get started on your case.
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.