Amarillo, TX – One Killed in 18-wheeler Crash at I-40 & Nelson St

Amarillo, TX (April 25, 2024) – There were fatal injuries after a two-vehicle collision in the Amarillo area on Tuesday, April 23. The deadly crash was reported on Interstate 40 WB near Nelson Street early that morning around 11 a.m. Local reports revealed that a van collided with an 18-wheeler at the scene. 

Emergency crews were quickly rushed to the scene to provide the necessary aid. A van was reportedly traveling westbound on the interstate when it collided with the rear of a semi-truck. The incident occurred near a construction zone, and the area was temporarily closed while emergency units were present. One person suffered fatal injuries in the impact. No updates on the accident are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Texas

Amarillo, TX - One Killed in 18-wheeler Crash at I-40 & Nelson StEvery year, Texas reports an exceptionally high number of truck accidents that end in fatalities. The Lone Star State is home to about 10 percent of all trucking accidents reported nationwide. Statistics show that there are nearly 2,000 injuries and 300 fatalities for every 15,000 semi-truck collisions in the state. In Texas in 2022, there were over 19,000 documented commercial vehicle collisions. A total of 3,820 individuals were hurt and 685 people lost their lives as a result of these accidents. In the unfortunate case of a catastrophic collision, these enormous vehicles can be absolutely deadly, and many victims die as a result. In order to recover lost compensation, bereaved families may file a wrongful death claim with the assistance of an experienced lawyer.

Nothing will ever fully prepare you for losing a loved one, and being involved in a fatal trucking accident is never easy. You should carefully evaluate your legal options if a loved one is unjustly killed in a semi-truck accident. One of the hardest kinds of lawsuits to handle is a wrongful death case, so be prepared to vigorously defend your claim with the aid of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney. By making sure that the individual is held accountable for their part in the collision, we can assist you in achieving a financial recovery in your pursuit of justice. You want to do everything possible to protect your legal rights during this difficult time. 

You should not be left to handle the aftermath of a fatal crash on your own. The legal team at Rasansky Law Firm has years of experience assisting crash victims and their families in seeking justice. You need one of our knowledgeable Amarillo semi-truck crash attorneys on your side to make sure your claim is handled properly at every stage. We are here to address any issues or concerns you may have about your ability to pursue a case. Call our offices at 214-651-6100 to speak with a sympathetic and caring personal injury attorney about your case.



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