Semi-truck driver cited for speed in Storey County crash | Bradley, Drendel & Jeanney
(775) 525-9164
Call Us Today
(800) 330-1101
Free Consultation

Semi-truck driver cited for speed in Storey County crash

When traffic is heavy and congested, it is more important than ever that drivers pay attention to their surroundings on the road. Traffic can make a normally safe stretch of road dangerous with the addition of many drivers in a small stretch of area. Those obeying traffic regulations and safety precautions can fall victim to accidents with drivers who aren't as cautious. Such an accident occurred on Nevada's I-80, and it led to a multi-vehicle crash that included a semi-truck.

This truck accident occurred on a stretch of I-80 just before six in the morning. According to reports, traffic slowed, and a Chevrolet truck was speeding and unable to stop in time. This led to a chain reaction, with the Chevy slamming into a Toyota. The Toyota then was involved in an accident with a semi-trailer and a Volkswagen. All passengers did sustain bodily injuries, but luckily the injuries were non-life threatening.

According to police reports, the driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck was cited for Failure to Use Due Care. The driver of the semi-truck was cited for Speed too Fast for Roadway/Traffic Congestion. These are charges affiliated with negligence. A driver is negligent if their inattention on the road causes an accident. The semi-truck driver or the driver of the Chevrolet may have lawsuits filed against them due to the harm caused both to other people and their property.

Due to the high-speed nature of freeways, multi-car accidents are common. The accident may have very well been avoided if drivers had been utilizing appropriate driving methods for the road conditions. Road conditions vary and can change quickly due to weather, traffic or other factors. All drivers should practice care and make themselves aware to these changing conditions when they get behind the wheel.

Source: kolotv.com, "Four hospitalized after multi-car crash on I-80" Nov. 7, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Board Of Trial Advocates
  • NJA - Nevada Justice Association
  • Distinguished TM AV Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards And Legal Ability
  • EST. 1972 7 The Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Super Lawyers
  • American College Of Trial Lawyers
  • American Association For Justice
  • Listed In Best Lawyers

Contact Us Today About Your Claim

After an accident, our personal injury attorneys in Reno will fight your legal battles so you can focus on healing. Contact us online today at 775-525-9164 or fill out the form below. We are ready to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Free consultations No fee unless we win your case

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy