Fatal Collision in Lordsburg: Truck Hits Pedestrian Causing Wrongful Death
New sources are reporting that there was a serious pedestrian collision in Lordsburg, New Mexico. The collision happened between a large semi tractor trailer and the pedestrian on Interstate 10. The pedestrian was crossing I-10 when the semi truck struck the pedestrian. There is limited information at this time, but the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene due to fatal injuries sustained.
Fatal pedestrian collisions are common when large commercial trucks like big rigs, 18 wheelers, tankers, tractor trailers, double trailers, and other large box trucks are involved. Pedestrians have no protect like seat belts, airbags, side curtains, or even just the metal crunch zone of a normal vehicle to protect them. If you or a loved one were seriously injured or wrongfully killed in a New Mexico trucking accident, call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help fight for the maximum amount of compensation that you may deserve.
Causes of Pedestrian Collisions with Large Commercial Trucks
Pedestrian collisions are commonly fatal. This is particularly true with 18 wheelers, box trucks, and other large commercial trucks. The force fo impact due to the heavy weight, size, and fast-moving speed will easily crush bone and cause catastrophic injury. Some common causes of pedestrians collisions involving large commercial trucks include the following:
- Speeding truck driver;
- Fatigued driving (violations of FMCSA regulations governing "hours of service";
- Drunk or drugged driving (FMCSA violations);
- Mechanical failures such as brake failure, steering column mishaps, tire blowouts;
- Failure to yield;
- Running a stop sign or red light;
- Distracted driving on the radio or cell phone; and
- Many other causes.
Pedestrians have a smaller profile and can be more difficult for a truck driver seated up in the cabin of the truck to notice and avoid. But this does not make the negligence acceptable, and truck drivers that collide with pedestrians may be liable for these very serious trucking crashes.
Common Injuries to Pedestrians in New Mexico Semi Truck Collisions
There are a wide-range of injuries which a pedestrian could sustain due to a trucking crash like the fatal Lordsburg truck collision in the news. The most obvious and likely injury in a pedestrian collision with a large truck is wrongful death. Other serious injuries include the following:
- Broken bones, particularly the hip or spine;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Significant lacerations;
- Nerve damage;
- Organ damage or injuries;
- Shredded tendons or muscles in the arms or legs, including the shoulder and hips; and
- Many other injuries.
All injuries from a collision with a truck are serious. Traumatic brain injuries are very common because a pedestrian hit by a truck will likely be thrown back to the curb or down onto the pavement. This can result in catastrophic head injuries and wrongful death.
Pedestrians Hit by Semi Trucks in Lordsburg or Anywhere in New Mexico Should Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys For Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, call the experienced New Mexico trucking accident attorneys at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.