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Highway crash in Nebraska leaves 1 dead, 3 hurt

On Behalf of | Nov 30, 2015 | Firm News |

A collision involving a semitrailer and a passenger vehicle nearby Elm Creek during the evening hours of Nov. 17 claimed the life of one individual and injured three others. Authorities believe snowy road conditions may have contributed to the fatal accident.

According to the report, the wreck occurred on I-80 when an oncoming semitrailer drove in the middle of the roadway, jackknifed and smashed into a vehicle traveling in the opposite lane. Due to the slippery surface of the roadway, the vehicle swerved out of control after the driver, a 19-year-old woman from Torrington, slammed on the brakes.

As a result of the impact, a 55-year-old female passenger in the vehicle died, and two other passengers in the same vehicle, a 43-year-old woman from Ogallala and a 20-year-old Bayard man were injured. The driver was also hurt; however, the 55-year-old big rig driver, who was from Eden, Ohio, was uninjured.

According to the Nebraska State Police, no one except the truck driver was using seat belts when the crash happened. At the time of reporting, the nature and extent of the victim’s injuries were not disclosed.

A severe motor vehicle accident can lead to serious and life-threatening injuries. While many people die because of injuries they sustain in a car crash, others suffer serious injuries that could affect the quality of their lives. However, if the victim or a decedent’s family suspects a negligent driver caused the crash, a personal injury attorney could determine if filing a claim for compensation might be appropriate. The attorney may be able to analyze police and witness reports, evaluate the road conditions when the crash transpired and review medical reports in an effort to gather evidence that could be used in the case.

Source: kotatv, “One killed, 3 injured in snow related accident”, Scott Miller, Nov. 18, 2015


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