Elgin, TX - One Killed in Head-On 18-Wheeler Crash at US-290 & Swenson Blvd

Elgin, TX (August 31, 2023) - One person died after a two-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer in the Elgin area on Saturday, August 26. 

The deadly accident took place on US-290 WB near Swenson Boulevard that afternoon at around 2 p.m. It was reported that a pickup truck was traveling east when it collided head-on with an oncoming 18-wheeler. The 23-year-old man driving the pickup was transported to a hospital in Austin in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead. 

The operator of the semi-truck reportedly refused treatment from responding paramedics. They are currently cooperating with authorities. The identities of the involved parties have been withheld. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal accident is in the hands of local law enforcement officials.

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

Deadly Head-On Collisions in Texas

Elgin, TX - One Killed in Head-On 18-Wheeler Crash at US-290 & Swenson BlvdThe force of impact involved in a head-on crash can be devastating, and for this reason, these types of collisions are known to result in life-changing injuries. Statistics show that only about 2 percent of car crashes involve head-on impacts. However, they still account for more than 10 percent of traffic fatalities on average. There were 3,631 reported deaths in head-on crashes nationwide in 2020. There were 636 people killed in head-on collisions in Texas in 2022 alone. It is never an enjoyable time to pursue legal action. This is likely even more the case when the incident involves wrongful death. Wrongful death claims have tremendous weight behind them, and it is often the right thing to do to make sure that the person responsible is brought to justice. If you believe a spouse or family member was wrongfully killed due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, you need to contact a qualified Texas wrongful death lawyer who can help you make informed decisions about your future. Establishing negligence in a wrongful death lawsuit can be extremely difficult, and they present many unique challenges that are not present in typical personal injury claims. A qualified attorney can help you locate and interview eyewitnesses and work with investigators in order to determine what caused the deadly accident. You need to make sure you take immediate action to ensure that key evidence is preserved. That is why you need to get in touch with a qualified lawyer as soon as possible to get started on any potential legal action. Rasansky Law Firm is here to help you during this difficult time. We have helped many families all over Texas recover after an untimely death. Our Elgin wrongful death attorneys are here to stand by your side every step of the way. Contact our law offices today at 214-651-6100 to discuss your case with a qualified lawyer. If you believe that the negligence of another party resulted in the death of a close family member, we are here to help you and your family make a recovery. 



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