Interstate 80. On December 13, 2019, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported on a semi accident on I-80. According to the report, a semi was transporting 30,000 pounds of plywood sheets, which was described as a “loose and shifty load” secured by “frayed and broken” straps. Predictably, the truck had to stop and authorities had to shut down the highway so that the plywood load could be taken off the truck. Highway Patrol Trooper Hannah DeGoey told the newspaper that “It might have killed someone if the plywood sheets had flown off.”
Stunningly, later on, that same day, the same truck overturned on Pyramid Way carrying a new load of plywood. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but Pyramid Way was closed as a result of the second incident involving this same truck.
Trucks Create an Ever-Present Risk to Nevada Drivers
US 395, I-580, Mt. Rose Highway, Pyramid Way, and USA Parkway. The highways that take drivers around and through Reno can be difficult to navigate for the most defensive drivers. If you consider what happened on I-80, you understand that semi-trucks represent an Omni-present risk to these drivers.
More specifically, bad decisions by trucking companies and their employees cause preventable truck accidents that routinely cause catastrophic injuries and death. On I-80, the same truck that “might have killed someone” in the morning engaged in the same conduct later that same day. It seems that too often, we see bad decisions result in news stories about accidents, injuries, or fatalities on the highways around Reno.
Truck Accident Attorneys
If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, or a loved one was killed, you should contact Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. Truck accident lawsuits are highly contested because of the potential for substantial monetary damages. Our award-winning attorneys have provided decades of unparalleled service backed by a track record of success.
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