Liboryo Iglesias Killed in Truck Accident on TX-349 in Martin County
Martin County, TX — June 18, 2022, 52-year-old Liboryo Iglesias was killed in a collision with an 18-wheeler on State Highway 349 in Martin County.
According to reports the incident happened around 1:45 a.m. at TX-349 and TX-176, north of Midland. Preliminary investigation suggests Iglesias was driving north on the highway when an eastbound Kenworth 18-wheeler on a sideroad turned southward across his path.
Iglesias crashed into the turning big rig's trailer and suffered fatal injuries. The truck driver was unhurt.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Liboryo Iglesias Accident in Martin County
With a situation like this things may look pretty open-and-shut; after all, reports pretty clearly state a truck turned into the victim's path. However, most accidents--especially those with commercial trucks--aren't that simple. People don't realize how much a trucking company will deny, dispute, and deflect blame rather than simply doing the right thing.
Not long ago, a trucking company did just that after one of their drivers cut off a car on the highway and caused a devastating wreck. They had the nerve to blame the victim himself for his injuries, saying the damage was caused by him speeding and not wearing a seat belt.
Our investigators got to work refuting that and proved through a careful reconstruction of the scene that the victim wasn't speeding. Additionally, we recorded several EMS responders agreeing that they had to cut through the victim's seat belt to get him out of the wreckage. Once it was clear the trucking company didn't have a leg to stand on, it grudgingly agreed to cooperate.
I'm not saying the same difficulties will come up after the Martin County wreck, but virtually every truck crash has hurdles to overcome if an injured victim or a grieving family looks for help and accountability from the people who caused it. That's why it's best to have allies on their side who can anticipate and overcome those obstacles.