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Single Vehicle Accidents

If it’s just one vehicle involved in a crash, it has to be the fault of the driver who was operating the car, right? In some instances, it would be their fault, but there are times where it’s out of the control of the driver that they ended up in a wreck.
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Holidays are an Increased Time for Accidents

While the holiday season is about to come to an end, there is still a little time left. It’s during this wind-down, where a lot of people are coming home from their Christmas vacation. That means that traffic will be heavier than usual along the Interstate highways.
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18-Wheeler Accident Shuts Down Highway

An article from San Angelo Live reported that there was an accident involving an 18-wheeler that was carrying a large load of pipe. The crash occurred approximately 2 miles south of Paint Rock in Concho County on State Highway 83.
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Odessa Man Critically Injured in Motorcycle Crash

According to an article by CBS7, A 30-year-old Odessa man received critical injuries after being involved in a wreck while driving his motorcycle. Police reported that the motorcyclist ran a stop sign at the intersection of Bonham Avenue while traveling down Blossom lane.
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Odessa Auto Accident Leaves Three Dead

An auto accident in north Odessa claimed the lives of three people and left two others injured on Saturday, September 19th. The crash occurred in the early morning hours around 3 a.m. in the 1400 block of 52nd Street.
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Rainy West Texas 18-Wheeler Accident

On September 10th, Thursday evening, a collision between a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler happened near the intersection of FM 2105 and Highway 87. The semi-truck, according to the San Angelo Live article, was traveling north on 87 when it struck the side of the passenger car.
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Odessa Car Accident Puts Middle School on Lock-down

A car accident near Bonham Middle School in Odessa, TX caused the school to enter a brief lockdown on September, 3rd. After the vehicles collided, a suspect involved in the car accident ran away on foot and, according to witnesses, appeared to be headed in the direction of the middle school.
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Fatal 18-wheeler Accident in Odessa, TX

Odessa 18-Wheeler Crash Claims One Life

A 22-year-old man lost his life in an Odessa 18-wheeler accident earlier this year on April 26th.  The man, identified as Alexander Coloni, was only 22 years old at the time of the incident. According to the Odessa Police Department report, the accident occurred at Grant Ave. and Interstate 20 a little before 2 in the morning. After investigating the wreck, the police determined that Coloni was driving his truck west down the eastbound lanes which resulted in a head-on collision with the tractor-trailer. Coloni died at the scene of the accident. 

Dangerous Roads

It's no secret that the stretch of I-20 that runs through Odessa and beyond has more than it's fair share of deadly car crashes. Like in the article above, head-on collisions happen and because of the physics involved this type of accident is often deadly. When an 18-wheeler is involved, the chances for a fatality rise even higher. Every accident involving a commercial vehicle isn't the fault of the truck driver, and vice versa, but the difference between an 18-wheeler and the average passenger vehicle is that the semi is approximately 20 times the size of your typical car. Anytime a head-on crash happened between to vehicles, both automobiles put their full velocity and mass into the impact. It may seem like a given, but that is why a crash between a large truck like an 18-wheeler can be so devastating and deadly for passenger cars. 

Data compiled in 2018 regarding fatal 2-vehicle accidents involving large trucks and passenger vehicles showed that 96 percent of the deaths happened to the occupants of the smaller automobile. There are a number of factors other than the massive size difference that lend to this statistic. For instance, most of the time, the truck driver is the only occupant in the 18-wheeler whereas a passenger vehicle will often have multiple people inside. Regardless of the reasons, losing a loved one in an 18-wheeler accident is devastating to a family. 

Odessa 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney

When a truck driver's negligent actions result in the death of a family member, your life can turn upside down and leave you wondering how to provide for your family in the future. The Galbreath Law Firm has helped countless families across West Texas after they have lost loved ones due to 18-wheeler accidents. We understand that the loss of life and income present a terrible burden on the survivors. We will work hard to make sure that you and your family get the compensation you deserve and that your family can focus on healing and recovery. If you or a member of your family has been injured or if you've lost a loved one in an 18-wheeler accident, contact us. We offer a free primary consultation and we work on a contingency basis so there is no financial risk on your part. Let us listen to your story and see how we can help you with your potential case. 

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Odessa 18-Wheeler Accident Ends in Arrest

An 18-wheeler accident occurred on March 19th in Odessa, TX which resulted in the death of one driver and the hospitalization of another. According to the investigation done by the Odessa Police Department, the driver of the 18-wheeler failed to control his speed at the time of the accident.
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18-Wheeler Accident List of Facts

18-Wheelers go by several different names. You have probably heard them all but they are also known as semis, big-rigs, commercial trucks, tractor-trailers, or even semitrailers. These giant machines are an integral part of society as they are used to deliver goods and supplies across the country.