Over the years, people who spend any appreciable time behind the wheel tend to learn the habits of other drivers in general, including the mistakes that they commonly make. This helps motorists avoid crashes, but few if any people would ever foresee a person heading directly at them on a highway because they are moving in the wrong direction. Sadly, that appears to be what occurred yesterday in a Nevada car accident that took the lives of both drivers.
According to the authorities, this Nevada car accident occurred north of Las Vegas yesterday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m. The driver of a Ford pickup truck was moving in a northbound direction in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 95 near mile marker 94 north of the Mount Charleston exit. That vehicle collided violently with another pickup truck at that location, and both drivers were killed instantly. The names of the two people involved in the crash were not released.
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families and friends of the people who were killed in this Nevada car accident. We hope that the police are able to figure out why the wrong-way driver did what he did. In addition, this Nevada car accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding crashes in the state. Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured and nearly 300 people are killed in these crashes.
While police do need to identify what led to this Nevada car accident, what seems known now is that the wrong-way driver was at fault. As such, the situation could lead to the filing of a Nevada wrongful death lawsuit by the family of the other driver who was killed against the estate of that wrong-way driver. A successful lawsuit will result in an award of damages for the family.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for many years. Contact the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.