The deadly crash transpired before 10:00 p.m. on Interstate 10 west of Deming.
State police identified the men who died as Raymundo H., 53, and Jose G., 41, both of El Paso, and Abraham C., 27, of Anthony, Texas.
The three passengers and driver were in a Nissan SUV being towed east on I-10 by a GMC Yukon around 10 p.m. Saturday, according to state police.
In the GMC, there were four more people.
The SUVs went off the road and rolled for unknown reasons. According to the State Police, the three passengers in the Nissan were ejected and died at the scene.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the New Mexico State Police, but the men thrown from the Nissan were not wearing safety belts.
The Nissan’s driver was also hurt and flown to the hospital, while the four people in the GMC were taken by ambulance.
The identities of the injured have not been revealed. Their health status is unknown. The crash is still being investigated.
Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash Statistics
The most common type of accident on Texas roads is a car accident. Although many of these collisions are minor, statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) show that they can be fatal. Accidents like these can be fatal for those involved. According to TxDOT,
The fatality rate on Texas highways in 2017 was 1.37 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. Despite the fact that this figure appears alarming, it is down from 2.14 deaths per 100 million in 2016.
In single-vehicle run-off-road accidents, 1,172 people died in 2019. This accounted for 32.35 percent of all traffic deaths in 2019. Every two hours and 20 minutes, one person is killed on Texas roads, and nearly two people are injured every two minutes. Single-vehicle accidents were also common in 2017. These collisions accounted for 35% of all collisions, with 1,311 people killed. The fatality rate on Texas highways in 2017 was 1.37 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.
Despite the fact that this figure appears alarming, it is down from 2.14 deaths per 100 million in 2016. In 2017, 3,727 people died on Texas roads, indicating that the death toll is declining. This represents a drop of nearly 4% from the previous year. In 2017, there were 14,282 serious injuries on Texas highways. The majority of fatal crashes in Texas occurred in rural areas. These caused 1,952 deaths in the state, accounting for 52 percent of all fatal car accidents.
Luna County Car Accident Lawyers
Every state has its fair share of traffic accidents throughout the year. In contrast, Texas consistently ranks last year after year. Texas has not had a single day without a traffic accident since November 7, 2000. Several of these collisions result in deaths.
Various factors cause car accidents in Texas, and lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are always looking for new ways to reduce the number of accidents and deaths on the roads. However, victims of these collisions must understand that they have the right to seek the justice and compensation they deserve right now.
When another person is negligent and causes a car accident, those hurt can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party or their insurance company. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced Arash Law’s Luna County Car accident lawyers. Our dedicated team will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve.
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