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El Paso, TX – One Driver Loses Life in Crash with Truck on US-54 (Gateway North) at Stateline Rd

by | Oct 7, 2021 | Wrongful Death | 0 comments

El Paso, TX (October 7, 2021) – An automobile accident reported early Thursday morning, October 7, in El Paso claimed the life of one person. At around 3 a.m., authorities were requested on-site at a crash on US Highway 50, Gateway North.

Reports from authorities show that a car and a semi-truck pulling two trailers were involved in a collision in the 14000 block of US Highway 54. The incident caused traffic to come to a standstill in the area of Stateline Road.

One person involved in the accident, identified only as the driver of the car, suffered fatal injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

No other injuries were reported in the crash. At this time, the El Paso Police Department is investigating to determine the cause of the collision.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas

El Paso, TX – One Driver Loses Life in Crash with Truck on US-54 (Gateway North) at Stateline RdAccording to reports, more than 3,800 people lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Texas during 2020. Roughly 16% of victims who lose their lives are involved in accidents with semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles. Truck accidents often have more severe results due to the size and weight of these vehicles.

Although there are strict laws in place surrounding truck drivers and the amount of time they are able to remain out on roadways, we see a significant number of crashes caused by drowsy driving. Other leading causes of truck accidents in our state include:

  • Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Taking prescription drugs
  • Driving while distracted by phones, radios, and other objects
  • Driving while eating
  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield the right of way to other vehicles

These and other acts of negligence often cause serious accidents. If you have lost a loved one as a result of another driver’s actions, you must seek legal assistance right away. Our wrongful death lawyers in San Antonio can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident.

Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers

When victims lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others, they lose their ability to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. Instead, surviving family members and other entitled parties are able to hold reckless drivers to account.

At Wyatt Law Firm, our truck accident lawyers in San Antonio understand the overwhelming challenges that families face after losing loved ones. This motivates our team to provide responsive and effective representation for families to ensure they get justice.

To our team, advocating on behalf of our clients is so much more than a duty. It is our goal to protect the rights and best interests of each person we work with. If your loved one has lost their life in a truck accident, contact our Texas wrongful death lawyers at 361-533-1872 to see how our team can help you.

Note: Our team used secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include but are not limited to local and state police reports, local news reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about the accident described. Our team has not independently verified all the facts surrounding this accident.  For this reason, if you locate any information that is incorrect, please let us know immediately so that we can correct the error. We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business and none of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.