• January 06, 2023

Ricardo Lozano Injured in Truck Accident on FM 1472 in Laredo, TX

Laredo, TX — December 13, 2022, 21-year-old Ricardo Lozano was injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Farm to Market Road 1472 in Laredo.

Authorities say the incident happened around 10:10 p.m. on FM 1472 at Pellegrino Court. Preliminary investigation suggests a Freightliner 18-wheeler was northbound on the roadway when it entered the left-turn lane to enter southbound Pellegrino Court. According to reports the lane was marked with signage indicating trucks were prohibited from turning left there, but the driver began to turn as Lozano approached in an eastbound Chevy Silverado. Officers allege the commercial driver failed to yield to thru-traffic and despite Lozano hard-braking on approach the trucks collided in the eastbound lanes.

Lozano suffered serious injuries in the collision. The truck driver was unhurt.

No further information is currently available.

Despite how clear things may seem in the Laredo accident (truck driver making a prohibited turn and failing to yield), few if any truck accidents are really open-and-shut. Trucking companies have a lot to lose if their employees are found responsible for crashes, and like anyone with a lot to lose they'll fight like hell not to. Their defense attorneys tend to have quite a few tricks up their sleeves to help them avoid liability no matter what the news or police say happened, and the company's stubbornness shouldn't be underestimated.

In all my years of dealing with truck accidents I've encountered just one firm that accepted fault without a long uphill battle. That's why I try to inform people about the challenges they might face in situations like this--click below to learn more.

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