• October 17, 2022

Marco Saldivar Killed in Crash with 18-Wheeler on Old Brownsville Road in Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi, TX — October 1, 2022, 18-year-old Marco Saldivar died and another person was injured in a crash with an 18-wheeler on Old Brownsville Road in Corpus Christi.

Authorities say the incident happened around 5:20 p.m. on Old Brownsville (FM 665) near J.R. Beck Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests Saldivar and an 18-year-old woman were riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle south on the roadway when a Mack truck with an attached trailer failed to yield and turned into their path from a nearby private drive. The motorcycle crashed into the truck's trailer.

Saldivar was fatally injured in the crash and his passenger suffered serious serious injuries. The truck driver was unhurt.

No further information is currently available.

Marco Saldivar Killed in Corpus Christi, TX Crash with 18-Wheeler on Old Brownsville Rd

Commentary on Marco Saldivar Accident in Corpus Christi

Accidents with published details like these sometimes lead people to mistakenly believe they'll be easily resolved. If the truck driver really turned into the path of the victim's bike some may feel he and his employer would have little choice but to accept responsibility and make amends, but just about every crash with a commercial vehicle quickly becomes more complicated than that.

I get calls from people all the time who thought the details of their wrecks with big rigs were so straightforward that they couldn't lose. They were shocked when the trucking companies blamed them for their own injuries, stonewalled their information requests, deflected fault toward anything else that could have caused the damage, and used all the other tricks up their sleeves to avoid responsibility.

It's best to keep in mind that companies have a great deal to lose if they're found liable for an accident, so they have teams of professionals dedicated to avoiding that. No matter how the details may look at the beginning, they'll dispute them every way they can. Folks involved in a crash like this are best served by understanding and anticipating the obstacles they might face and what they'd need to overcome them.

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