LOVING COUNTY, TX — The Texas Department of Public Safety has reported the loss of a 43-year-old Socorro man, Eduardo Valdennegro, following an accident in Loving County.
The crash took place when a truck driver operating a 2016 Peterbilt truck with a trailer was traveling northbound on CR 300 in the vicinity of mile marker 20. At the same time, Mr. Valdennegro was behind the wheel of a 2007 International truck with a trailer, heading westbound on FM 652.
erbilt truck driver failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign, resulting in a collision between his vehicle and that of Mr. Valdennegro.
Mr. Valdennegro was en route to the hospital when he succumbed to his injuries.
The Peterbilt driver emerged from the accident with no injuries.
No further details are available at this time.
Thoughts on Truck Accident Caused by a Failure to Yield
Failure to give the right-of-way is a common yet deadly mistake motorists make. Truck drivers, like all motorists, have an obligation to follow basic safety rules. In addition, Trucking companies are responsible for ensuring their drivers know and follow road signs. Motorists deserve to share the roads with trained, safe drivers. A trucking company is responsible for hiring qualified drivers with adequate driving experience. When road rules are ignored, and a devastating accident happens, the driver behind the wheel must be held liable for their actions. The company that employs these drivers also needs to be investigated to see if their hiring practices or company culture contributed to the accident.
As more details come out, the reason why the driver failed to yield will be brought to light. Was the driver speeding to meet a deadline? Distracted? Or did he simply not care to obey the rules? Answers to these questions will help hold all responsible parties accountable.
My hope is that a thorough investigation by trained professionals will help the family get the answers and justice they deserve for the pain and suffering the negligent actions of others have caused them.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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