A 41-year-old Nashville man identified as Coy C. was killed in a crash in north Texas early Sunday morning, March 20.
The fatal crash occurred around 1:40 a.m. on US 287 in Armstrong County.
According to Texas Highway Patrol troopers, a Freightliner truck towing a semi-trailer exited a rest area and attempted to merge onto the main highway.
According to authorities, the 18-wheeler’s driver allegedly failed to yield to a Chrysler traveling eastbound on US 287.
The Chrysler collided with the landing gear on the semi-trailer, which caused it to overturn.
According to troopers, the deceased victim, the Chrysler’s driver, was ejected and died at the scene.
The 18-wheeler’s driver escaped injury.
Troopers are still investigating the crash.
Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash Statistics
Traffic-related deaths and injuries have been on the rise in the US for some time now. The National Safety Council estimates that over 38,000 Americans died in automobile accidents in 2010.
Car accidents cause the majority of fatalities and serious injuries in Texas. Every twenty-one minutes, a person dies or is injured in a car accident in Texas.
An accident claims the life of a Texas motorist every 100 million miles driven. In 2020, the percentage increased from 1.26 percent to 18.94 percent.
The number of people killed or injured in car wrecks has risen in Texas over the past few years. The overall death toll increased by 7.54 percent between 2019 and 2020.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, more than 14,000 Texans were killed or injured in car accidents in 2020.
Armstrong County Car Accident Lawyer for Victims of Traffic Collision
An estimated 4.5 million Americans are injured or killed each year as a result of accidents. When a loved one dies in a car accident, it can be difficult for the family to comprehend the enormity of their loss.
After a tragic accident, the best way to learn about your legal options is to speak with an experienced lawyer about them. Victims of car accidents should be aware of their legal rights and compensation options in order to avoid being taken advantage of by their insurers.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, a car accident lawyer can assist you in obtaining compensation.
Contact our Armstrong County car accident lawyers at Arash Law Texas if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident. There is no case too big or too small for our lawyers.
Make sure your legal rights are protected by hiring a lawyer immediately. You can also call us at (888) 398-4017 or fill out our online intake form for a free consultation.