According to law enforcement officials, an SUV rear-ended a pickup truck
on Interstate 94 in Bismarck. The accident happened on April 16, as a
Chevrolet S10 and Jeep Grand Cherokee were traveling eastbound.
As the pickup was hit from behind, the 57-year-old male driver lost control.
His vehicle crossed the on-ramp from Exit 159 before overturning in a
ditch. Both he and his 55-year-old female passenger were reportedly ejected.
Emergency personnel transported the driver and his 55-year-old female passenger
to a local hospital. The motorist suffered serious injuries, and his passenger
died several days after the accident, on April 20.
Driver Allegedly Leaves the Scene
The 26-year-old man driving the Jeep
reportedly left the scene of the accident, although law enforcement later apprehended him. The fatal
wreck is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Although every accident is unique, injured victims and survivors of those
killed often file personal injury lawsuits to seek compensation. It is
often possible to obtain monetary damages for a variety of expenses and
losses, including medical expenses, pain, suffering and possible lost
wages. Survivors of deceased victims often seek compensation for loss
of companionship as well. Most cases are settled without a trial.
If you or a family member is a victim of negligent driving in the Bakken
region, we make it possible for you to review the details with a personal
injury attorney at no cost to you. To ask your questions, or to schedule
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