New Mexico State Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pickup truck and a semi-truck near Carlsbad.
Details of the Carlsbad Trucking Accident
According to the Carlsbad Current Argus, the crash occurred on October 3 on Eddy County Road 798 around 6:30 am.
Police say a pickup driven by 19-year-old Jaime Barbosa of Kilgore Texas was traveling northbound on CR 798 when he crossed into the southbound lanes and collided with a truck on the south shoulder. Barbosa was transported to Carlsbad Medical Center where he died.
The driver of the truck, a 49-year-old man, was not injured in the accident.
The crash remains under investigation, though alcohol is not suspected to be a factor.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Now that we know what Texas considers to be a truck, let’s discuss the most common ways truck accidents happen. Operating a truck is no easy feat especially when the truck is fully loaded. That is over 80,000 pounds hitting a car all at once. The most common cause of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Inexperienced truck drivers
- Driving under the influence
- Excessive speed
- Following too closely
- Loss of control
- Poor maintenance
- Improper cargo loading
- Poor weather conditions
- Distracted drivers
- Ignoring traffic regulations
This is not an exhaustive list by any means but gives us some insight as to how truck accidents happen and what a truck accident lawyer faces with every case.
Contact an Experienced Texas Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry Law. Our experienced car accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.
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