Corpus Christi, TX - Woman, Child Killed in Crash with Semi on US-281

Corpus Christi, TX (May 19, 2023) - A two-vehicle collision in the Corpus Christi area on Tuesday, May 16, left two people dead. 

The fatal crash occurred on US-281 near County Road 116 when a 72-year-old woman driving a GMC Terrain collided with a semi-trailer. Two children riding in the rear seat of the vehicle were ejected, and a 10-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported to a hospital in Corpus Christi, where she was later pronounced dead. 

The front seat passenger of the vehicle was taken to a hospital in Alice in serious condition. No additional information has been provided at this time. 

Local authorities are handling the ongoing accident investigation. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Texas

Corpus Christi, TX - Woman, Child Killed in Crash with Semi on US-281Over 5,000 of the nearly 500,000 semi-truck collisions that occur each year across the country result in fatal fatalities, and about 98 percent of these fatalities involve a passenger outside the commercial truck. Injuries from semi-truck collisions affect approximately 130,000 people annually in the United States, and families of those killed in such collisions may be able to file a claim for damages.

The loss of a family member can seem like something nearly impossible to overcome. After a deadly trucking accident, many families do not even think about starting a claim for damages. However, you may later find out that your loved one's wrongful death was caused by someone else's negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing. If this is the case, the person or entity responsible should be brought to justice. 

Our Texas wrongful death attorneys are available to go over your legal options after a fatal 18-wheeler collision. We want to make sure that you make decisions that are in your best interests and those of your family. Making the death of a family member a legal matter may seem unusual and out of the ordinary, but it may be necessary for you and your family to continue your lives.

Families who have lost a close family member frequently face unanticipated financial difficulties as a result. The Corpus Christi wrongful death attorneys at The Rasansky Law Firm are prepared to fight for your rights and the rights of those who have wrongfully lost a loved one in a semi-truck accident. Our legal team is prepared to assist you in obtaining any monetary damages and compensation to which you are entitled in order to aid you in recovering financially. You have the right to file a claim for compensation against the person or entity responsible for the deadly crash. To schedule a free consultation with a qualified attorney, call 214-651-6100.

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