Slick roads likely caused fatal multiple vehicle crash; 1 dead 7 injured
Legal news for North Dakota automobile accident attorneys. A multiple vehicle wreck resulted in a fatality and injuries.
North Dakota automobile accident lawyers alerts- A pile-up on Interstate 94 that killed one and injured seven was likely caused by slippery roads.
Fargo, ND—Slippery roads were the likely cause of a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 94 that occurred just after midnight on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. The violent and fatal crash left one person dead and injured seven others, as reported by The Grand Forks Herald.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported that a 59-year-old woman was driving a black Dodge pickup truck westbound on I-94 when she lost control, tumbled through the median, and landed on a Pontiac Grand Prix, that was in the eastbound lane of the interstate. A Chevy Cobalt then hit the Grand Prix, and careened off the road and into the median. Debris in the roadway caused a Ford Taurus to skid out-of-control and hit a guard rail. Then a semi-truck hauling a double trailer t-boned into the black Dodge pickup truck, and pushed it into the Grand Prix. The semi continued to slide across the roadway into a guard rail and a bridge column, which was supporting an overpass, and flipped one of its trailers on its side. An 81-year-old woman who was riding in the Dodge was killed in the pile-up. The driver of the Grand Prix, Eric Bahr, 22, and his passenger, Sara Daede, 23, both from Fargo were injured. Ashley Collins, 21, of Jamestown, the driver of the Cobalt, was injured, but a 2-year-old boy who was riding in the car was uninjured. The semi driver, Kenneth McCoy, 45, of Mott, was also injured. All of the injured victims were transported via ambulances to Fargo hospitals for treatment. The roads were reportedly slick with frost when the crash occurred, which has been speculated as the cause of the wreck. Police officials were reportedly conducting a full investigation into the wreck.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for North Dakota automobile accident lawyers.