Man Killed on River Road near Azevedo Road
One of the two people who died in a Monday morning collision have been identified as 38-year-old Patrick Gomez.
The fatal accident occurred at 5:22 a.m. on February 21st between a Nissan Maxima and Ram 1500 pickup truck.
Per reports, the Nissan was traveling south before it collided head-on with the pickup.
The pickup truck was allegedly attempting to pass a semi-truck when the collision took place.
Upon impact, the truck caught fire and killed Gomez along with the unidentified female driver.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Patrick Gomez.
Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes.
The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that:
- 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
- They are most common on two-lane highways
- Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
- 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.