According to a report by starherald.com, on the morning of October 4, the Nebraska State Patrol received a report of an accident on Highway 20, four miles east of Crawford. Not too long before that, the area experienced heavy snow falls and a blizzard watch was declared.
Officials found a devastated pickup truck at the scene of the accident. The driver was going east when he lost control due to slippery road conditions caused by the snow. The pickup drifted into the path of an oncoming semi truck. The resulting collision killed the driver of the pickup along with two passengers, including one in the backseat who was ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the semi truck was taken to a Chadron hospital with minor injuries.
Numerous other auto accidents were reported in the Cheyenne County area. Near Bronson, one driver experienced a rollover. A rear-end collision involving two vehicles was reported in an area close to Dalton. Various abandoned vehicles were discovered by troopers along the Panhandle.
A Dawes County sheriff advised all people to remain indoors and avoid travel while the blizzard watch was still in progress.
He said, “The roads are treacherous. If you don’t have to go anywhere, don’t go. What do you have to do that is worth maybe dying for?”
All motorists should follow basic road safety guidelines, such as avoiding travel in inclement weather. This way, they’ll be able to lower accident risk and protect themselves from injury or death. Unfortunately, not all accidents can be avoided, especially ones that involve negligence on the part of another motorist.
If you have been injured in an accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for all the damages you have suffered from the liable party. First, you’ll need to consult with an experienced Nebraska motor vehicle accident attorney. At Cullan & Cullan, LLC, we are not only lawyers, but also physicians, and we can use our knowledge in both fields to build you a stronger claim case. To learn more about how we can help you in your recovery, call (402) 397-7600 now.