Hudspeth — Car Accident Near Hueco Tanks Kills El Paso Man
Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 10:47 pm
At about 1 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019, 2 vehicles collided into one another on U.S. Route 62/180 near Hueco Tanks Road in Hudspeth County, killing an El Paso man and injuring another motorist.
Miguel Angel Talmantes, 19, was driving a 2007 Ford Taurus west on the wrong side of the roadway and hit a 2014 Toyota Tundra driven by Edgar Edwardo Nava, 37. Talmantes was effectively killed during the collision while Nava, who was wearing his seatbelt, was taken to Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso with incapacitating injuries.
It is not yet clear if Talmantes was wearing a seatbelt or not.
Car accidents are a serious problem in this day and age, and yet they still happen quite often. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.
A particular type of car accident, head-on collision, is probably the most dangerous type of crashes of them all, simply because of the increased force sustained by both drivers. Reports estimate that head-on collisions only comprise 2% of reported crashes, but they do account for well over 10% of driving fatalities. Spinal injuries, brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and of course death are some of the common outcomes of a head-on collision.
If you are a victim of a head-on collision, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this type of crash, then never hesitate to reach out for help. The police will be there for you, but more than that, car accident attorneys are also present to help you protect your rights and get the justice that you deserve.