Our hometown was the scene of a scary accident on Friday, December 4, 2020. According to the Idaho State Journal: “A commercial semi-truck was travelling northbound on Interstate 15 when it made an abrupt lane change to exit onto Interstate 86.” In an attempt to avoid the semi, a 21-year-old Portland woman swerved, sending her Hyundai into the median where it overturned several times.
Fortunately, the young woman was wearing her seatbelt and survived the accident. She took an ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. As of December 10, 2020, there were no updates on her condition and Idaho State Police were still investigating the crash.
What Went Wrong?
While investigators have not yet determined the cause of this truck accident, our team at May, Rammell & Wells has seen far too many like it in our 70 years of practice. The most common causes of truck accidents we see at our firm include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Aggressive driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- And more
Any of these factors could have caused or contributed to this accident, and we know from the news coverage that the truck driver made an unsafe lane change.
We send our best to the woman as she recovers from this terrifying accident, and we are here to help all residents and visitors in and around Pocatello handle the aftermath of truck accidents.
If you have been harmed in a similar accident while trying to avoid a rouge semi-truck or in any other type of trucking accident, please don’t hesitate to contact our attorneys.
Call us at (208) 623-8021 or send us a message online to schedule your free consultation today.
Stay safe, Pocatello!