One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash, their vehicle drove into the back of an 18-wheeler trailer in Gregg County Tuesday, June 7, 2022.
The fatal crash occurred at around 6:00 a.m. on the I-20 westbound entrance crossover at State Highway 31.
DPS reports the driver of the 18-wheeler on SH 31 did not yield the right of way at the entrance ramp for I-20.
A car then drove under the towed trailer of the 18-wheeler.
Jose I., 31, of Longview, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash is still under investigation.
Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash Statistics
In the United States, the number of people killed or injured in car accidents is steadily rising. In 2010, more than 38,000 people died in car accidents in the United States, according to the National Safety Council.
In Texas, car accidents are the leading cause of death and severe injury. One person is killed every hour and twenty-one minutes, and another is injured in a car accident in Texas.
For every 100 million miles driven in Texas, 1.50 people were killed in traffic accidents. In 2020, the value of 1.26 increased by 18.94%.
There has been a steady rise in the number of people killed or injured in car accidents in Texas. Deaths from all causes increased by 7.54 percent to 3,623 in 2020, compared to the previous year.
More than 14,000 Texans died or were injured in car accidents in 2020.
Gregg County Car Accident Lawyers
An estimated 4.5 million Americans are injured or killed in car accidents every year. Loved ones of car accident victims may find it difficult to comprehend their loss.
After a tragic accident, consulting with a knowledgeable lawyer is the best way to learn about your legal options. Car accident victims must be aware of their legal rights and compensation options to avoid being taken advantage of by their insurance companies.
A car accident lawyer can help you get compensation if you find yourself in a similar situation.
Arash Law Texas has extensive experience recovering compensation for injured clients. Our Gregg County car accident lawyers are ready to take on any case to provide the best legal representation for our clients.
To ensure that your legal rights are protected, contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Call (888) 398-4017 or fill out our online intake form to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.