Fatal I-40 Trucking Accident in Washita County, Oklahoma has Caused the Death of a New Mexico Woman
News agencies are reporting a horrible 18 wheeler crash in Washita County, Oklahoma that has caused the wrongful death of a New Mexico woman. The crash occurred last week on Wednesday and involved two semi tractor trailers and one vehicle. According to Oklahoma State Police, one semi tractor trailer was traveling westbound. A vehicle and another semi tractor trailer were stopped for construction traffic. The semi tractor trailer struck the vehicle and forced it into the right side of the roadway. The same semi then struck another semi tractor trailer as it left the roadway. This driver of the vehicle, Greta Cox, 70, of Albuquerque, New Mexico was pronounced dead at the scene. The police report provides that the cause of the crash was due to "unsafe speed for traffic conditions." Our team and Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer believe this is a needless accident that is preventable. It is a horrible instance of an 18 wheeler crash causing a New Mexico wrongful death.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer has handled many types of 18 wheeler crashes, including cases like this one. We send our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Greta Cox, as well as all families who have had other similar trucking accidents. If your family loved a loved one in this crash like the Cox family, or if your family lost a loved one in a similar crash, please call us for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.
Liability for Victim Greta Cox: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer
As a vehicle that is stationary and rear ended, Greta Cox is highly likely to have no liability for this crash. There are many ways that liability could be established for this crash. Here are the two strongest grounds that our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer could attack what happened for the Cox family in a personal injury case:
- Rear End Collisions: NM Stat section 66-7-318 provides that "[t]he driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway." Because the westbound semi tractor trailer collided with Greta Cox's vehicle and another semi, it is likely that this statute was violated and the truck driver and trucking company would be liable.
- Speeding: New Mexico law, NM Stat. 66-7-301 provides under subdivision (d) the following: "In every event, speed shall be so controlled by the driver as may be necessary: (1) to avoid colliding with a person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway; (2) to comply with legal requirements as may be established by the state highway and transportation department or the New Mexico state police division of department of public safety and the duty of all persons to use due care . . . ." Since the responding police found that the semi tractor trailer was operating in excess of the conditions, it is likely that this statute was violated too.
Washita County Trucking Accident that Wrongfully Killed our Albuquerque Resident, Greta Cox
Our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. knows this trucking accident was completely preventable with the proper exercise of reasonable care. Even though this was an Oklahoma trucking accident, since Greta Cox was a resident of Albuquerque, a New Mexico trucking accident lawyer like Mark Caruso should be retained to represent the family. Mark has also been recognized as an America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys which only 0.5% of all lawyers are awarded such honor. If you or a loved one were injured in this Oklahoma trucking accident on I-40, or any other trucking accident similar to this crash, you are in exceptional hands with the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. Call to schedule your FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.