Semi-trucks or tractor-trailers are a large part of the transportation of goods around Nebraska and the entire nation. As necessary as they are, they can also pose a danger to motorists in smaller vehicles who share the road with them. When people get into a motor vehicle accident with a large truck, they are at a higher risk of injury or fatality due to the size of these vehicles. This may be what happened to one person in a recent crash that involved a semi-truck.
Law enforcement says that the crash happened on a recent morning at the intersection of two state highways. A southbound semi hauling chickens apparently struck a northbound sedan. Police also say that the sedan was attempting to turn left at the time of the collision.
The driver of the sedan died, and he was the only person in his car. There is no word on the condition of the driver of the semi. Police say that they are still conducting their investigation and will release more details when it is complete. They have stated that a yellow light was involved in this incident, but have not revealed much else, including the identity of the driver who died.
Once the Nebraska police determine exactly what happened, they may decide to file charges against the driver of the semi-truck. Even if they do not, the family of the man who died could file a wrongful death lawsuit against the semi truck driver if the gathered evidence suggests that he or she bears some responsibility for this motor vehicle accident. Monetary damages awarded as part of successful litigation could be used to cover funeral expenses or other financial losses associated with the death of the sedan driver. Those with questions may want to consult an attorney with experience in this area of the law.