Pedestrian Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on I-80 in Lovelock, NV
Lovelock, NV -- October 6, 2021, one person sustained injuries following an accident where a semi-truck hit a pedestrian along I-80.
Preliminary reports indicated that the crash took place early Wednesday morning near mile marker 124.
Authorities said a pedestrian was walking along the fog line of the interstate in an area with construction. While walking, a semi-truck somehow hit the pedestrian. That person went to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Pedestrian Semi-Truck Accident on I-80 in Lovelock
With reports like these, sometimes folks are quick to move on. They just see a pedestrian on the interstate and figure that person's automatically responsible for being in a dangerous area. But looking at the reports, there is some uncertainty about where exactly the pedestrian was. Some reports suggest the pedestrian was on the shoulder. If that's true, how exactly did the semi-truck manage to hit them?
Did the collision happen in the marked construction zone, and the truck was pulling into it? Did the semi somehow drift over the fog line? Was the pedestrian actually in a lane of travel? It may seem like those are the kinds of things authorities would be on top of, but they don't always give these accidents the attention they deserve. That's why it's important to make sure experienced accident reconstructionists are able to put the facts together.