A collision in the
Bakken region on Thursday, July 9, involved a water tanker truck and an alleged
wrong-way driver. According to a report released by the North Dakota Highway
Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 1:25 a.m., about 20 miles
east of Williston, in Williams County.
Collision on Westbound State Highway 1804
The preliminary investigation suggests that a 2014 Dodge pickup was eastbound
on westbound state highway 1804 when it collided head-on with a westbound
2013 Peterbilt tanker truck. According to
kxnet, the pickup caught fire after the collision occurred.
Loss of Life Reported
The two men in the pickup truck did not survive the wreck, and they were
pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities also report that the 40-year-old
male driver of the water tanker did not sustain any injuries in the head-on
Although the investigation into this particular accident is ongoing, it
is possible for victims of traffic accidents to pursue monetary damages
under certain circumstances. If it is possible to reasonably claim that
negligent conduct of another individual led to injury, it is often possible
to seek compensation for various losses and expenses, including medical
expenses, lost wages and pain-and-suffering. In such cases, a settlement
often occurs without the need for a trial.
Our firm fights hard to preserve the full legal rights of our clients in
traffic accident cases that originate throughout theBakken region. Therefore,
if you or a family member is a victim in a crash, it is possible to review
the matter with an attorney. Please
contact us for additional information about this type of complimentary consultation.