Samuel Gutierrez Marin and German Nava-Zamora Fatal Car Accident: 43-Year-Old Samuel Marin and German Nava-Zamora Died After Head-On Crash On US 93 Highway In Rogerson
ROGERSON, IDAHO (December 17, 2018) – A 43-year-old man identified as Samuel Gutierrez Marin and his 46-year-old passenger German Nava-Zamora died in a head-on car accident on Highway 93 after a semi-truck driver hit their vehicle head-on.
Idaho State Police are saying that a 27-year-old man from California was driving a 2017 Volvo semi-truck on Highway 93. He was attempting to pass another vehicle on the road when he collided head-on with the car carrying Samuel Gutierrez Marin and German Nava-Zamora.
Idaho State Police are saying that Samuel Gutierrez Marin from Jerome and German Nava-Zamora from Twin falls were both pronounced dead at the scene.There is an active investigation into the cause of the head-on truck accident at this time.
It remains unclear if the truck driver will face any charges for the crash.
Liability In Head-On Collisions With Semi Trucks
Head-on collisions are by far the most dangerous type of car accident that a person can be involved in. Drivers and passengers are much more likely to be seriously injured or killed in head-on collisions than other types of accidents. The force of the impact is combined from the speeds of both vehicles. Two vehicles of equal weight colliding head-on at 30 mph is equivalent to one vehicle hitting a brick wall at 60 mph. Even low speed impacts can leave victims with horrific injuries.
Liability in head-on collisions can be somewhat difficult to determine. The impact of a crash can send vehicles in totally different directions from where they were originally traveling. Thankfully, forensic engineers and accident reconstruction specialists can determine what happened based on skid marks and other factors. Witnesses, of course, can be crucial as well.
According to the legal principal known as vicarious liability, negligence in a truck accident can extend beyond just the driver. If a truck driver was negligent and working at the time of an accident the company that they were working for could be held liable. However, it’s not uncommon for truck companies to try to deny liability after an accident. This is why it’s so crucial to get the legal guidance of a truck accident attorney. An attorney can take steps to preserve evidence and make sure that your rights are being protected.
Getting Help Investigating A Semi-Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the families of Samuel Gutierrez Marin and German Nava-Zamora. There needs to be a thorough investigation into the conduct of the truck driver before the accident. A number of these collisions occur when truck drivers are distracted or fatigued from driving. It is our sincere hope that witnesses will come forward. No family should ever have to suffer through the consequences of an accident like this which was completely preventable.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed due to the negligence of a truck driver there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We have the staff and resources to conduct a thorough investigation into your case. We take great pride in working on behalf of our clients and holding companies responsible for their actions. Whether you need a free investigation into your case or you just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.