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Hatch, NM (March 3, 2023) — An accident involving two semi-trucks left 2 dead after the crash between Hatch and Deming on Thursday morning. The incident happened on NM 26 about 15 miles southwest of Hatch, resulting in a temporary closure of the highway.

According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the crash occurred between a FedEx semi and a Hobby Lobby semi. While the exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, Spokeswoman Ami Evans stated that it was a head-on crash. 

So far, two people are dead and an unknown number of people are injured. No further details have been revealed about those killed or injured in the crash. 

Sources: KFOX14, KRQE

The Attorneys of Flores, Tawney & Acosta, P.C. Offer Their Condolences

Our hearts go out to those affected by this tragic accident in southern New Mexico. Unfortunately, there are many details still unknown about the cause, which brings a lot of pain and uncertainty to victims and their families. A car crash involving semis is often catastrophic, whether it results in the death of a loved one or serious, life-altering injuries. We hope that those affected by this crash are able to find the justice they deserve.

The Short and Long-Term Costs of a Semi-Truck Accident

While all accidents have the potential to be serious, none are quite as dangerous as semi-truck crashes. Due to their sheer size and weight, semi-trucks often leave a devastating amount of damage in their wake. This usually means death or catastrophic injury to those who happen to be in the path of the accident. 

However, semi-truck accidents are also more complex than a standard car crash. This is because motor carriers and shippers don’t always follow the same laws and regulations. Some need to follow only intrastate rules, while others need to abide by federal laws. In addition, truck drivers aren’t always employees and are sometimes considered independent contractors.

The main difficulty with semi-truck crashes is that the liable party isn’t always obvious. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you seek legal assistance if you or a loved one gets in an accident with a commercial vehicle. Gathering as much evidence as possible is an important step, and our attorneys can help by requesting accident reports and investigating the scene.

Injured in a Semi-Truck Crash? Know That You Aren’t Alone

The attorneys at Flores, Tawney & Acosta, P.C. know what is at stake for victims and their families after an accident. 

If you or a loved one was injured in a car crash involving semis, we’re here to answer any questions you may have. Our attorneys have been recognized by SuperLawyers and The National Advocates for their professionalism and knowledge in personal injury law, especially for trucking accidents. They’ll fight for you every step of the way and handle your case from start to finish. To schedule a free case review, please call us at 855-931-1345.

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James Tawney

James Tawney is a native of the Southwest dedicated to serving his community. He was born and raised in Arizona where he attended Northern Arizona University where he received his undergraduate degree. James then went on to attend Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas. In 2016, he, along with fellow plaintiff’s attorney Alejandro Acosta, founded Flores, Tawney & Acosta, P.C. with offices located in Las Cruces and Carlsbad, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas.

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