Tractor-trailers are the most efficient way to transport goods and merchandise throughout the country. The state of Nevada is home to a network of major interstates and highways that are heavily utilized by these commercial vehicles. However, tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles can present unique dangers to those in smaller passenger vehicles. Due to the massive size of these trucks, truck accidents are more likely to result in serious injuries or death.
Recently, a crash in Las Vegas involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV resulted in the death of a man. The accident happened during the morning hours at the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and Radwick. According to reports, the driver of the SUV was attempting to make a left turn from Radwick onto Lake Mead when the SUV was suddenly hit by a tractor-trailer traveling east on Lake Mead.
Authorities said both the driver and passenger in the SUV were seriously injured in the violent collision and rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Tragically, the SUV driver later succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the hospital, reports said. Reportedly, the driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured and remained on the scene. Police said the crash remains under investigation.
A growing economy means there will be more and more commercial vehicles on interstates and major highways across the country. Accidents will be almost inevitable. Nevada residents who have suffered injuries or the loss of loved ones due to negligence in truck accidents may be able to take legal action. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in much-needed compensation to help with medical expenses and other associated damages.