Espanola, NM - Two Killed in Crash with Coca-Cola Truck on US-84
Espanola, NM (July 8, 2020) - On Tuesday, July 7, two people were killed in a crash involving a semi-truck near Espanola. The accident occurred on US-84 just past 6 a.m. According to local reports, a minivan carrying two passengers crossed the median and collided head-on with a Coca-Cola truck.
Both occupants of the minivan were transported to Española hospital with life-threatening injuries. Both victims were later pronounced dead. The driver of the truck did not sustain fatal injuries in the accident.
The site of the crash was located north of the Dreamcatcher 10 movie theater. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Deadly Trucking Accidents in New Mexico
When we travel alongside large semi-trucks on the road, we often feel anxiety and fear. This is because these vehicles are capable of causing serious injuries in the event of a crash. In New Mexico, an average of one out of every 130 vehicle collisions involves a fatality. Crashes involving semi-trucks are much more catastrophic, with one out of every 35 resulting in fatal injuries. Across the country, there are more than 500,000 semi-truck collisions which result in an estimated 5,000 deaths each year. A majority of those killed in these collisions are occupants of smaller passenger vehicles.
When the negligence of another person results in the loss of a loved one, it is natural that surviving family members would want to seek justice. A wrongful death lawsuit could give them the financial compensation needed to cover funeral expenses and burial costs, medical expenses, mental suffering, and other damages related to a deadly accident. New Mexico wrongful death claims involve many complicated laws, including strict statutes of limitations and rules regarding who can file, so it helps to have the help of a qualified legal team on your side.
When you have lost a loved one in an accident that should never have happened, you need to speak with an Albuquerque fatal accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options for compensation. Will Ferguson & Associates knows that no amount of money in the world can truly be enough to compensate for the loss of a loved one. If you have recently lost a family member in a sudden crash, call us today at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help.
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