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Shamrock, TX – Man Killed in Hit-&-Run Changing Flat Tire on I-40

by | Mar 8, 2023 | Wrongful Death | 0 comments

Shamrock, TX (March 8, 2023) – A man was killed following a hit-and-run crash in Shamrock on Friday morning, March 3. 

The deadly accident took place on Interstate 40 in Wheeler County near the Oklahoma-Texas borderline. At around 8:20 a.m., a 2020 Volvo truck tractor semi-trailer was headed westbound when it experienced a blown tire. The 54-year-old Sacramento man operating the rig got out to change the tire. 

A second westbound vehicle reportedly hit the man as he was outside the rig. The motorist fled the scene. The suspect vehicle was later found outside of Tucumcari, New Mexico, and the driver was later apprehended. 

An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

Shamrock, TX - Man Killed in Hit-&-Run Changing Flat Tire on I-40Texas ranks in the top five states in the nation for the number of pedestrian fatalities caused by auto accidents. The Governors Highway Safety Association recently released a report stating that fatal pedestrian accidents nationwide are at a 25-year high. Around the nation, there were about the same number of fatal pedestrian incidents in 2017 as there were in 2016. This shows that the number of pedestrian deaths is consistently high and at levels that have not been seen in almost 25 years.

Losing someone close to you is never simple, but it is extremely tough to live with loss when it was brought on by someone else’s negligence or malice. When you and your family attempt to come to terms with your loss and move on with your lives, it is essential to consider the legal and financial repercussions of your loved one’s wrongful death. Someone should be held liable for all harm they have done to the remaining family members when someone else’s negligence results in the loss of a loved one.

You and your family may be entitled to compensation if a member of your family died as a result of someone else’s carelessness. With the aid of a Shamrock wrongful death attorney, you can submit a claim and demand that the party at fault compensate for your losses as a result of the terrible accident. If you recently lost a family member in a car accident, speak with a lawyer at Wyatt Law Firm, PLLC. To find out if you are eligible for compensation, contact us right away. Call 210-340-5550 to speak with a lawyer about how we might be able to assist you with your recovery if there has been a wrongful death in the family.

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.