According to a report by WestportNews, in the late afternoon on September 21, a 29-year-old Nebraska man was driving along the I-80 in his pickup truck when he experienced a rollover accident four miles east of the Elm Creek interchange.
The Nebraska State Patrol stated that the Nebraska man was forced to swerve to avoid a collision when another pickup with a stock trailer changed lanes. His pickup truck hit the median and rolled, ejecting and killing him. Two passengers were injured in the incident.
Reports by witnesses allege that the pickup collided with the trailer before hitting the median. The driver of the truck with the stock trailer did not stop. It is not known if the driver knew an accident had occurred.
It is important to practice extra caution around larger vehicles, especially those with a trailer in tow. A trailer makes it harder for the driver to perceive his or her immediate surroundings and creates a blind spot that is considerably larger than those of regular vehicles. Other motorists should never linger in the blind spot for too long, unless they want to experience a serious, even deadly, accident.
Of course, the drivers of trailer-pulling vehicles are also responsible for the safety of themselves and others around them. If any neglectful or reckless actions on their part result in an injury or death inducing accident, they may be held liable by the victims for any damages.
If you have lost a loved one in a Nebraska auto accident, you may file a wrongful death claim and gain compensation for your financial, emotional, and mental suffering. The attorneys who are also physicians at Cullan & Cullan, LLC can thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, pinpoint strong evidence that supports your claim, and use it in court to achieve favorable results. For a free, comprehensive case evaluation, call us at (402) 397-7600.