Wendover, NV (April 5, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal semi-truck accident that took place on a highway in Wendover on Monday night, April 4.
According to Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened around 9 p.m. on I-80 around mile marker 5, close to the Utah border. A vehicle was disabled and pulled over on the side of the highway. Police confirmed that the vehicle was unable to pull onto the side of the road completely. A large semi-truck was traveling in the area and did not notice the vehicle, crashing into it from behind. The impact was so forceful that the semi-truck rolled over.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the parked vehicle, who has not yet been formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured.
Due to the severity of the collision, a large portion of the roadway was blocked in the area for some time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Nevada
Truck accidents have risen steadily over recent years in the state of Nevada. In just the state alone, truck accidents leading to fatalities have risen approximately 7%. Trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, which means that they are capable of causing some of the most catastrophic harm when an accident occurs. Truck drivers are supposed to do everything in their nature to ensure that these accidents do not happen. However, reckless acts continue to lead to horrific truck accidents every year. If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, you and your family should seek the help of an attorney that you can trust.
Losing a loved one in a truck accident can be an impactful time in your life. If you have sustained these enormous losses, you should speak with a Wendover truck accident lawyer who has handled these types of claims in the past. As you are grieving, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against your family. You have options during these difficult times. It is important that you speak with a skilled Wendover wrongful death attorney in your dire time of need.
Wendover Fatal Truck Accident Attorneys
Both truck accident claims and wrongful death claims are difficult to face. Because of this, our attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law are here to help you get back on your feet after a collision. We understand how devastating your losses can be and offer our help so that you can move forward. No amount of money can replace a loved one’s life but it can help you on a financial level. You may find that you are eligible for a variety of financial damages, including the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
We are here for you every step of the way during this complex process. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Wendover at (678) 832-0585 for more information.
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Disclaimers: The legal team at Coulter Harsh Law are members of the local business community and are always striving to improve the overall well-being and general safety of all Nevada residents. We are always saddened when a serious or fatal accident occurs and hope that by providing more awareness about the dangers of driving that our fellow community members will take heed and use precautions in an effort to avoid being injured in an accident. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post should be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos depicted are not of the accident described in this post.