It’s no secret that motor vehicle crashes are on the rise not only in Nevada, but across the country. In an effort to protect motorists, seat belt laws have been established in every state. However, head-on crashes are sometimes so violent that even seat belts don’t help. Of all the different types of car accidents, head-on collisions are often the most deadly. Recently, a man lost his life in a head-on crash near Austin.
The crash happened on highway U.S. 50 near mile marker 32. Reports said a green pickup truck was traveling westbound on U.S. 50 when, for unknown reasons, the driver drifted across the double yellow centerline. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the driver of the green pickup truck drove into the eastbound lane just before a curve and collided head-on with a blue pickup truck that was headed east.
Reportedly, both vehicles came to rest on their wheels after the collision and blocked both lanes of the highway. Tragically, the driver of the blue pickup truck was killed in the crash, authorities said. The NHP said the crash remains under investigation.
It seems that roadways across the state of Nevada are growing more dangerous with every passing year. Fatal accidents often happen when least expected in the blink of an eye. Those who have suffered the loss of loved ones due to negligence in car accidents may want to consider discussions with a seasoned attorney. A successful wrongful death claim could result in financial relief to help families deal with the pain, suffering and challenges that come with losing a loved one.