Lubbock, TX – Eric Martinez Killed and One Injured in Ave U Crash
Lubbock, TX (August 15, 2020) – An automobile accident reported on Friday evening claimed one man’s life. At around 7:45 p.m., on August 14, the Lubbock Police Department responded to the scene of a collision on Avenue U.
Reports provide by authorities show that a Chevrolet Malibu and a pickup truck collided in the northbound side of Avenue U near the intersection with 56th Street for unknown reasons. The crash resulted in sprawling delays throughout the area. The driver of the Malibu, who was identified as 39-year-old Eric Martinez, was critically injured in the accident. Martinez and his passenger were both transported to University Medical Center for treatment. Authorities confirmed that Martinez later succumbed to his injuries. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and everyone who has been affected by this fatal accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Every two minutes, someone is injured in a car accident somewhere in our state. These accidents add up to more than 270,000 people injured annually as a result of traffic-related incidents. Although we hope that everyone involved in unexpected collisions is able to recover from their injuries, this is not always the case. In fact, thousands of people die as a result of crashes caused by negligent and reckless drivers throughout the state.
On average, ten people are killed in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Texas daily. These accidents add up to more than 3,600 lives lost during each year. These preventable accidents continue to cause overwhelming mental and emotional suffering for families who are forced to endure the consequences of losing loved ones unexpectedly. Not only are families forced to experience overwhelming mental and emotional pain and suffering after an unexpected loss, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funerals while dealing with lost earnings and other financial burdens. Although it can seem as if no amount of compensation will ever make us whole again after losing loved ones in accidents that are completely avoidable, families can work with wrongful death attorneys in Texas to obtain the compensation they need to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Texas car accident attorney Tara Gilmore-Low at LowLawFirm.com understands that there are few things more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one, especially when they lose their lives in accidents that could have been prevented. For this reason, we strive to help families collect the maximum amount of compensation available while holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Contact our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Abilene at (325) 455-1889 to see how our team can help you.
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