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Portales, NM - Minnie Corbin Dies After Hitting Semi-Truck on NM-88

August 15, 2022
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Portales, NM (August 15, 2022) - A local woman was killed after colliding with a tractor-trailer outside of Portales on Wednesday, August 15. The fatal crash occurred on NM-88 that afternoon. 

Local reports revealed that 89-year-old Minnie M. Corbin of Portales was driving westbound on the highway when she crashed into the rear of a semi-truck. The vehicle ahead was described as a Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative freight-liner bucket truck. Corbin suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative employee in the box truck was hospitalized for treatment of sustained injuries. No additional information has been provided. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Minnie M. Corbin at this time.  Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Trucking Crashes in New Mexico

Portales, NM - Minnie Corbin Dies After Hitting Semi-Truck on NM-88In Albuquerque, there were 7,915 truck accidents from 2014 to 2018. Due to the size, weight, and speed of commercial vehicles, being in an accident can result in serious injuries, long-term disabilities, and large monetary losses. Despite the fact that these incidents make up a very small portion of the state's total number of wrecks, this is a reality.

Any collision involving a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, big rig, or any other type of commercial vehicle is considered to be a truck accident case. This is the broad definition. They may have been caused by any one of an endless number of factors, including the negligence of the driver, faulty equipment, a tire blowout, or improper loading. When it comes to injuries, instances involving truck accidents are typically among the most severe because of the nature of the vehicles involved.

Truck accidents are nearly usually more devastating than automobile accidents between two or more passenger vehicles since semi-trucks and buses are significantly heavier than passenger cars. People who are driving on the highways in New Mexico face significant danger from trucking businesses that take shortcuts in the employment and training of drivers, the enforcement of safety laws, and the maintenance of their vehicles.

The team of Portales semi-truck accident attorneys at Will Ferguson & Associates is ready to take on them whether a semi-truck accident is brought on by the negligence of a truck driver or a major trucking business. To discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer, call (505) 243-5566 right away. Our legal team will fight to ensure that you receive full and just compensation for your injuries after being harmed in a collision with an 18-wheeler.

Note: This post was created specifically utilizing secondary sources. It is to be used independently by Will Ferguson & Associates. Our team has not autonomously verified the information used by these news sources and, if any information seems to be inaccurate, please reach out and let us know so we can immediately make corrections as they become necessary.

Disclaimer: At Will Ferguson & Associates, it is our goal to honor the victims of the nightmarish accidents that often take place in New Mexico. We would also like to familiarize the public with ways they can avoid a similar fate and what they can do, should the unthinkable happen. The information contained within this article is not to be viewed as any type of medical or legal advice. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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