• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: November 2019
Semi-Truck Crash Left One Dead, One Injured in Upton County

Upton County, TX (11/20/2019) – One person is dead and another injured after two semi-trucks crashed together early afternoon on Friday, November 15.

DPS reported a crash around 1:30 p.m. on State Highway 349. A semi-truck, driven by 51-year-old Juan Martinez, was following a short distance behind another semi-truck. Martinez failed to control his speed and struck the semi in front of him as the semi slowed down to turn into a private drive.

Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the second tractor-trailer, Pedro A. Rosales, 32, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital. 

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

With any Texas roads, there are various commercial trucks that travel on a daily and nightly basis. While sometimes careful, they sometimes result in fatal crashes. A standard semi-truck weighs an average of 4,000 pounds while a large vehicle can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. 

Because of the nature of their size, weight, and force, getting involved in an 18-wheeler accident can result in thousands in damages. It can result in pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of wages due to the extensive care replacing your workload. Even worse, it can result in death.

The elements of liability, damages, and the ability to pay are critical in determining the value of a case or claim. Without all three elements, a case has little to no value given the nature of our legal system.

If you would like to discuss your injury and accident case with a truck accident lawyer from Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm feel free to give us a call at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your claim.

Source: Everything Lubbock

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About the Author

Hank Stout is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Hank earned his doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and has been actively trying personal injury cases for over ten years. He was recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Rising Star from 2012-2014 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas). He has earned a Superb rating by Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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