Hudspeth County, TX (December 11, 2022) – Officials in Hudspeth County were called to the scene of a traffic accident that claimed the life of one man on Wednesday, December 7.
The Texas Department of Public Safety was notified that they were needed to respond to a crash that took place on Interstate 10 just east of Van Horn.
According to law enforcement, Alfonso rebels was driving a Volvo truck tractor towing a trailer on the right lane of Interstate 10 when he crashed into the rear of a Kia Soul, which was driven by 87-year-old Richard Wellman of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The force of the collision caused the Kia to go off the roadway and into the shoulder of the road.
Wellman was fatally injured in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene by responding officers. No other injuries were reported as a result of the accident.
At this time, investigations into the fatal crash are underway.
Our condolences go out to the family of Richard Wellman at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Far too often, innocent people lose their lives as a result of fatal truck accidents. Here in Texas, hundreds of people die each year as a result of these accidents. In many instances, fatal truck crashes are entirely preventable. Innocent people continue to lose their lives each year as a result of drivers who are negligent. One of the most common types of fatal truck accidents that we see here in Texas involves rear-end impact.
There are many factors that can contribute to a rear-end truck accident, but some are more common than others. Here are the leading causes of fatal rear-end truck accidents in Texas:
- Distracted driving: This is one of the most common causes of all types of accidents, and it’s especially dangerous when driving a large truck. Truckers may be distracted by their passengers, their CB radio, or even eating while behind the wheel.
- Fatigue: Driving for long hours can be fatiguing, and this is especially true for truckers who are on the road for days or weeks at a time. Losing focus for even a few seconds can result in a devastating rear-end collision.
- Poor vehicle maintenance: Trucks that aren’t properly maintained are more likely to have mechanical failures that can lead to an accident. Things like bald tires, broken headlights, and faulty brakes can all contribute to a rear-end collision.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal truck accident, Goudarzi & Young can help. We are experienced Hudspeth County truck accident lawyers who have been helping our clients get the maximum compensation possible for over two decades. We offer a free consultation so that you can learn more about your legal options and how we can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Call us today at 800-256-5169 to schedule your free consultation.
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