Brazos County, TX (December 20, 2020) – A motor vehicle accident reported on Friday morning in Brazos County claimed one man’s life and left a second person injured. At around 11:40 a.m., on December 18, emergency crews were called to the site of a crash on Texas State Highway 30.
Authorities state that a 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck with a trailer was parked on the side of the road facing westbound. For unknown reasons, the vehicle was rear-ended by a 2000 Mack truck. After the initial collision, a 2009 Jeep SUV and a 2019 Western truck became involved in the collision.
The driver of the Chevrolet, 32-year-old Jose Luis Cardoza, sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
One passenger in the Chevrolet, 19-year-old John Garcia, was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital Bryan for the treatment of undisclosed injuries. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with John Garcia at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Jose Luis Cardoza at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Every year, Texans travel around 282 trillion miles on roads around our state. An average of 1.29 deaths occurs for every 100 million miles driven. Although this does not seem like a substantial amount, these accidents occur fairly often and have an overwhelming impact on the lives of surviving relatives. In fact, approximately every two minutes, a motor vehicle accident resulting in injuries takes place somewhere in our state. These accidents leave over 270,000 people with debilitating injuries while claiming the lives of more than 3,600 victims each year or approximately 10 people per day. Between 1 and 2 victims are involved in collisions with trucks.
Quite often, these accidents are caused by drivers who are distracted, speeding, or engaging in other activities while operating their vehicles. The aftermath of an accident can have far-reaching consequences for both victims and their families. In many cases, victims are left with life-altering injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Far too many people are forced out of work to recover from their injuries. Unfortunately, auto accidents throughout the state claim thousands of lives while leaving their families to deal with the overwhelming consequences.
In the aftermath of an accident, it is crucial that those impacted by these preventable incidents reach out to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Those affected by auto collisions in Dallas and throughout the state can benefit immensely by working with a knowledgeable attorney who is able to provide aggressive and effective legal representation to ensure their best interests are reflected and their legal rights are protected moving forward. In some cases, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Texas to get justice for their loved ones.
Texas truck accident attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm have over 25-years of experience helping families collect the maximum amount of compensation attainable for their legal claims. Our team at JrLawFirm.com strives to help grieving families move forward after losing a loved one in the best mental, emotional, and financial position possible. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 617-1816 to see how our team can help you.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the Dallas community, Rasansky Law Firm’s goal is to improve the safety of all residents in the great state of Texas. While we are extremely saddened by the accidents we report on, we hope that through knowledge of these accidents, individuals will exercise caution in order to avoid similar accidents in the future. These reports are not solicitations for business and the information included herein should not be taken as medical or legal advice. We hope for the quickest recovery for those involved in these accidents.