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Fiery crash on U.S. 95 kills five people

On Behalf of | May 27, 2018 | Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury |

Head-on collisions can be especially deadly, as demonstrated by a recent accident on U.S. Highway 95 northwest of Las Vegas. Five people died in the accident, and one was severely injured. Many details are still unavailable, but the general sequence of events has been described by officials of the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Police received the first report of the accident at 4:23 p.m. on May 21. According to the police, a northbound car attempted to pass a truck. When the car moved into the southbound lane to pass, it collided with another car and then hit the side of the truck. The truck flipped over, and the driver was killed. A woman who was riding in the truck was seriously injured and was taken to a nearby hospital. The two individuals in the northbound car died at the scene. Both people in the southbound car also died in the accident.

The exact causes of the accident and the vehicle fire have not been released. The fact that all but one person in the vehicles was killed implies that at least one vehicle was traveling at a very high speed. Perhaps both of the cars were violating the speed limit. Passing is allowed in the roadway where the accident occurred, but that does not answer the question of whether the driver of the northbound car checked for oncoming traffic before trying to pass the truck. Also, police have not yet made any reference to either the use of or absence of alcohol as a factor in the accident.

Many questions must be answered before the cause of this dreadful collision will be known. Anyone who has lost loved ones in a similar accident will want to know who was at fault and whether that person will be liable for damages. An experienced personal injury attorney can usually answer such questions after the accident investigation has been completed.

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