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Peter Wetherall

Truck Accidents Different From Auto Accident Cases

I attended a truck accident litigation seminar recently in order to update my practice skills, and was reminded of how different an accident case involving a truck is from the garden-variety auto case. Of the 16,000 accidents that happen every day(!) on American roads, many involve trucks, and many of these involve catastrophic injury due to the size and weight of these vehicles.A truck going…

Chrissie Cole

Washoe Valley Woman Killed in Fatal Car Accident

Department of Public Safety – Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the scene of a single car accident that happened at the intersection of SR 429 and Eastlake Blvd, near Washoe Valley, on Wednesday.Preliminary reports suggest the 20-year-old woman, of Washoe Valley, was traveling south at a high rate of speed on Eastlake Blvd in her 2003 Ford sedan when she failed to stop at a stop…

Chrissie Cole

Eureka Woman Killed in Car Accident

A fatal car accident on U.S. 50, two miles west of Eureka, claimed the life of a 23-year-old Eureka woman, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported.The woman was traveling westbound at 3:15 a.m., on Thursday, when the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta she was driving veered out of the travel lane and onto a dirt shoulder off the side of the road, the Nevada Highway Patrol said. The driver overcorrected to the…

Chrissie Cole

Las Vegas Ranking Low on Safe Driver List

Now, there is tangible proof that Las Vegas drivers are some of the worst drivers in the nation. Allstate, a national insurance company, has released their annual America’s Best Drivers Report.The report ranks Las Vegas in the bottom third in the nation when it comes to good drivers.Las Vegas drivers have been known to eat, put on make up and read while driving, some incidents leading to car…

Chrissie Cole

1 Killed, 2 Injured in Car Accident Involving Stolen Car

A woman was killed and two other drivers were injured in a car accident that sent two cars crashing into the wall of a house in Las Vegas.Police say the woman was a passenger in a stolen Toyota sedan that struck a Nissan, causing both vehicles to then crash into the unoccupied home.The driver of the Toyota, is in surgery and is expected to face charges that include vehicular manslaughter when he…

Chrissie Cole

Rollover Accident Claims Two Lives in Las Vegas

Two people lost their lives on Sunday morning in a rollover car crash in North Las Vegas. The crash happened at approximately 3:00 at Tropical and Decatur. The driver of a truck swerved to avoid something that was in the road, Las Vegas Police said. And in doing so he lost control of the truck, hit a curb and crashed into a brick wall. Two of the three passengers did not have their seatbelts on…

Chrissie Cole

Man Killed in Hit and Run

Las Vegas Police are searching for the driver who sped away after killing a pedestrian in a hit and run car accident. The accident occurred just after 2am on Monday at Las Vegas Boulevard and Bruce.The man was crossing the street on a marked crosswalk when he was hit by a red car. Police say the car has previous damage to the front end that has been repaired. The identity of the victim has not…

Chrissie Cole

Three Sent to Hospital in Highway Crash

After a car accident on Monday night, it was slow moving on U.S. 395. The accident sent three people to the hospital.The crash occurred at approximately 8:30 in the southbound lanes. Nevada Highway Patrol says one car swiped the other, causing he second car to crash with a semi-truck.Three people were taken to the Renown Medical Center. Authorities report the injuries were not serious or life…

Chrissie Cole

Vegas NHRA Accident Leaves Driver Hospitalized

Brittany Force, the daughter of 14-time NHRA Funny Car companion John Force, was under observation at Las Vegas Hospital on Saturday after a car accident when she hit the wall during preseason testing at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Making her second test run in a Super comp dragster, Force, shook the tires after leaving the starting line and brushing the left-lane retaining wall. She…

Chrissie Cole

Unser Jr. Charged in Las Vegas Car Crash

Al Unser Jr. is facing a charge of driving under the influence after he left the scene of a car accident on a Nevada freeway.Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Honea says Unser was arrested after he was identified as the driver of a car that sideswiped another on the Las Vegas Beltway on Thursday.The other car involved crashed into a concrete center median while Unser’s vehicle had little…