Person Killed in Wreck with 18-Wheeler in Vega

Vega, TX (4/6/2021) – One person was killed after a wreck that happened a mile south of Vega.

The wreck happened on US 385 when a Peterbilt truck tractor towing a trailer was going north while a Subaru was headed west on the I-40 access road.

The Subaru failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled in front of the Peterbilt. The Subaru was hit in the driver’s side door.

The driver of the Subaru died at the scene.

A passenger was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Peterbilt driver was not injured.

Failure to Yield Accidents

Failure to yield is among the leading cause of roadway accidents in Texas. Some drivers simply fail to give their full attention while driving, and others consider themselves above the law. Regardless of why the failure occurred, everyone is obligated to yield the right-of-way by following official traffic signs and signals and adhering to the rules of the road.

In most cases, failure to yield accidents are caused by a negligent driver. To hold the driver liable for your damages, you must prove the driver’s negligence. In Texas, negligence claims are based upon the concept that people expect to be treated with a reasonable standard of care from others.

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Source: My High Plains

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