Parmer County, TX – Socorro Gallego Killed and 8 Injured in Fatal Collision on U.S. 60
Parmer County, TX (July 14, 2019) On the 13th of July, a fatal collision involving a bus occurred on U.S. 60. A 48-year-old named Socorro Gallego was traveling westbound in the deceleration lane in her 2018 Toyota Camry when she failed to yield the right-of-way. As she tried crossing the eastbound lanes to enter Cargill Meat Solutions, she ended up in the way of an oncoming 2016 Vanhool Passenger Bus that was turning left. The bus crashed into the passenger side of the Camry and came to a stop in the eastbound lane. The accident happened at approximately 4:04 a.m.
When the paramedics and other emergency crews arrived, they found 39 occupants on the bus, eight of which sustained injuries. The paramedics were able to treat four of the passengers at the scene, but the remaining four were transported to Parmer Medical Center in Friona. Gallego was also taken to Parmer Medical Center, but she did not survive her injuries.
The Texas Highway Patrol Troopers are currently investigating the accident to determine fault and liability.
We send our condolences to the family of Socorro Gallego. We also wish the eight injured victims a complete recovery.
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As of 2018, studies revealed that about 1.35 million fatalities occur annually nationwide. Most accidents occur because of some form of negligent driving, which includes failing to yield the right-of-way, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and more. When drivers partake in negligent behavior, they risk their own lives and put other everyone else on the road at risk, too.
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