Odessa — 2 Pecos High School Students Dead After Fatal Crash
Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 9:20 pm
On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, a car accident killed two Pecos High School student-athletes.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Jonathan Aguilar and Ethan Medina were traveling north on FM 866, and at the intersection of FM 866 and SH 302, they failed to yield the right of way to a 2000 Peterbilt truck tractor towing a semi-trailer, thus resulting to the collision.
Both teenagers were brought to Medical Center Hospital where they were pronounced dead. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.
It is unfortunate to hear of the deaths of Jonathan Aguilar and Ethan Medina. Alas, they are not the first victims whose lives are taken away by a car accident. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to over 37,000 people dying in car crashes every year.
Furthermore, the NHTSA also reports that 85% of fatal car accidents happen on the open road while 15% happen near intersections.
Tractor-trailer accident is a particular kind of vehicular accidents, and it is quite a deadly one simply because a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. In the United States alone, it is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers cruising America’s roadways, and every year, they are involved in more than 500,000 accidents. And because of a tractor-trailer’s size, the results of this kind of accident are of course catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.
If you are a victim of this kind of accident yourself, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, lawyers specializing in truck accidents are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.