Corrigan, TX (January 23, 2023) – An 18-year-old has died following a truck crash that took place on Friday afternoon in Corrigan, Texas. On January 20, the Texas Department of Public Safety was called to a crash on US Highway 59.
Reports from DPS indicate that at around 130 p.m., 18-year-old Micah Alan McAfoose was driving a 2007 Nissan versa south along US Highway 59. For reasons unknown, an 18-wheeler made a left turn from plant Road onto the northbound side of US Highway 59. As a result, the two vehicles collided.
The Nissan became pinned under the trailer of the semi-truck.
McAfoose was fatally hurt as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger in his vehicle was critically injured. The victim was transported to Conroe Regional Medical Center for emergency treatment.
The Corrigan Police Department is investigating the accident.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family of Micah Alan McAfoose at this time.
Fatal truck crashes in Texas took the lives of more than 1200 people in 2022. Regrettably, the vast majority of these crashes could have been prevented if drivers were considerate of other drivers sharing the road. Unfortunately, many of the fatal accidents reported in our state take place at busy intersections.
One of the most common causes of fatal truck crashes that take place at intersections involves drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to other vehicles. Truck drivers are required to yield to other vehicles when turning, and if they fail to do so, it can result in a serious or even fatal crash.
Other common causes of fatal truck crashes at intersections can include speeding, running red lights or stop signs, making illegal turns, and driving while intoxicated. These kinds of dangerous driving behavior put other motorists at risk and can often lead to devastating accidents.
If your loved one was fatally injured in a truck crash due to the negligent or careless actions of another motorist, a Corrigan wrongful death lawyer can help your family seek financial compensation to alleviate the costs that you face. A wrongful death claim can help your family recover compensation for:
It’s important that you seek the assistance of a knowledgeable legal team immediately to enjoy your family has the strongest case possible. Taking timely legal action can help to ensure you are able to get justice and the person who caused the death of your loved one is held accountable.
At the Rasansky Law Firm, we understand that no family should have to go through the aftermath of a fatal truck accident alone. Our Texas truck accident lawyers care deeply about our clients and are committed to providing them with compassionate and experienced representation as they continue down the path of recovering from a tragic loss. No amount of money can replace a loved one, but financial compensation for their suffering can make life more bearable. It’s crucial that you act quickly to reach out to our skilled and knowledgeable legal team right away to ensure justice is served. Our Texas personal injury law firm can be reached by calling 214-651-6100 . Our lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation to get started.
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