Las Vegas, NV (November 7, 2021) – Troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol are investigating a serious truck accident that occurred Sunday afternoon, November 7.
The NHP advised drivers to avoid Interstate 15 southbound at Sahara Avenue after the tractor-trailer crash, which involved at least one other vehicle.
The crash took place before 2:45 p.m., and the NHP added that EMS units were also on the scene. Paramedics appeared to transport at least one person to an area hospital.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash at this time and have not provided further details.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Nevada
The Nevada Department of Transportation released recent data, which indicated that more than 50,000 vehicle crashes occurred throughout the state in only one year. When it comes to tractor-trailer or large truck accidents, the numbers are even grimmer. In fact, fatal truck collisions accounted for nearly 8% of traffic deaths in Nevada.
Major trucks accidents are an unfortunately common fact of life in Nevada. This is particularly true on long stretches of roadway throughout the desert. And when it comes to fatal accidents across the state, victims and families are particularly vulnerable in the aftermath.
After a truck accident, those affected often cope with financial difficulties, long-term physical issues, and serious emotional trauma. Sadly, when victims succumb to their injuries, family members must deal with expensive medical and funerary costs. Thankfully, you and yours may have legal recourse in the aftermath of an injury accident.
If you’ve suffered injuries in a truck accident, reach out to a Las Vegas truck accident attorney right away. Our attorneys can help safeguard your legal rights in the aftermath. At Valiente Mott, we will gladly review the facts of your case. Our lawyers will tailor our advice to match your needs. And as a result, you can rest assured that we will answer all your questions thoroughly and compassionately.
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