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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.
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Common 18-Wheeler Accident Causes

Automobile accidents can cause problems that range from irritating to life-changing. 18-Wheeler accidents, on the other hand, have a higher capacity to cause catastrophic injuries or end a person's life. These behemoths of the highways can cause severe damage to life and property due to their large size and mass.
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18-wheeler Accident Results in Fatality

On February 11th, 9th, an 18-wheeler failed to yield the right of way to a passenger vehicle. Troopers responded to the site of the crash which happened north of Monahans on State Highway 18 and Loop 464.
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Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

You may ask yourself why you need to hire a personal injury attorney. The simple answer is that a lawyer is experienced in handling cases of personal injury, but the longer, more complicated answer is manifold. First off, a professional lawyer knows what the insurance companies are looking for when it comes to personal injury claims.
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Driver Injured in Rainy Day Crash

In a recent report by San Angelo Live, an auto accident occurred near the intersection of Jackson Street and Arroyo Friday morning that left one driver injured. The officers that investigated the scene said it appeared that the driver of a black passenger car pulled out in front of a white van.
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Three Injured in San Angelo Car Accident

According to an article on the San Angelo Live website, three people went to the hospital due to a car accident. The crash happened at the intersection of A&M and Beauregard Ave. When police arrived at the scene, a white Toyota Camry and a Red Tesla had crashed.
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Stormy Weather and Insurance Claims Disputes

This year, it seems the cooler temperatures are really trying to hang on for dear life. For some people, that maybe a great thing, but for anyone who likes the warmer weather, they may feel a bit cheated. This is Texas, however, so I am sure this summer will more than make up for any lost time.
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Fiery 18-Wheeler Accident Send One Person to Hospital

A Stretch of Highway 71 near Brady, TX became the scene of an 18-wheeler accident the set the truck ablaze and sent one person to the hospital on April 30th. At approximately 10 in the morning, the Brady fire and EMS arrived to help at the truck accident.