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According to the Texas Department of Safety, a 23-year-old man suffered fatal injuries after crashing into the rear of a flatbed trailer while driving westbound on I-10. Eric Gomez’s fatal crash in El Paso happened around 7 p.m. on October 11, 2022, near mile marker 116 in Hudspeth County near Fort Hancock.

Details on Eric Gomez’s Car Accident in El Paso

Gomez was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado in the right lane of I-10. Dennis Tapia was driving the flatbed truck, which was stationary at the time of the collision. The Peterbilt truck and tractor were on the improved shoulder, waiting for roadside assistance.

The accident occurred when Gomez failed to stay in a single lane, veering off onto the improved shoulder. The vehicle hit the rear of the flatbed, coming to rest upright and inoperable. Gomez suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Tapia did not suffer any injuries in the collision.

Cause of the Collision

The Texas Department of Safety is investigating the crash, and no other details have been released yet. An accident like this can happen in several different ways. A driver might be distracted or fatigued, or the vehicle could have suffered a mechanical failure. While these are some of the more common causes of collisions, other factors can also be involved. Adverse weather, road hazards, swerving to avoid another vehicle, or a medical emergency can also cause car accidents.  

Contact an El Paso Car Accident Lawyer

Collisions like the Eric Gomez accident in El Paso happen far too often. Every day, drivers suffer serious injuries in car crashes. If you’re in a car accident, you should call the police so that an officer can create an accident report. Getting your accident report once it’s ready is essential because it can be a vital piece of evidence if you file a personal injury claim. If you need assistance getting your accident report and pursuing an injury claim against the party responsible for your car accident, contact Flores, Tawney, & Acosta, P.C. to schedule an initial consultation.

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Connie J. Flores

Mrs. Flores is a lifelong resident of El Paso who graduated from Irvin High School in 1990. She attended the University of Denver and graduated in 2003 with honors from the National Honor Society. Mrs. Flores went on to attend the University of New Mexico School of Law and graduated in 2008 where she was a recipient of the Dean’s Award. She was admitted and licensed to practice law in the State of New Mexico in September 2008 and in the State of Texas in May 2009.

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