• June 06, 2017

Rosalie Ann Powers Killed, 3 Injured in Hawthorne, NV, Accident

Hawthorne, NV -- June 3, 2017, Rosalie Ann Powers was fatally injured, three others were hurt, following an accident between a car and an RV.

Reports from the Nevada State Police Department indicated that the incident took place at around 9:30 a.m. along Us Highway 95 just south of Walker Lake.

Preliminary accident summaries indicate that 74-year-old Powers, from Livingston, TX, was a passenger in an RV that was traveling northbound on the highway. Behind the RV was an 18-wheeler followed by a sedan.

Police claim the sedan attempted to pass both the truck and the RV in a designated passing area. As it passed the 18-wheeler, the semi also entered southbound lanes to pass the RV. The car, attempting to get out of the 18-wheeler's path, collided into the front of the RV. This collision caused both vehicles to lose control, run into an embankment, and crash.

As a result of the crash, Powers suffered critical injuries. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, but she later died. The driver of the RV was transported to a hospital in Reno for treatment of critical injuries. Two others from the sedan were taken to a hospital with non-critical injuries. The 18-wheeler was not involved in the collision.

Police did not report exactly what caused the crash. No further details are available.

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Commentary

I've always advocated to people that any serious accident warrants further investigation by an independent professional, and I think this accident only emphasizes that. There are three different vehicles involved here, two of which are large, complex machines that are much more difficult to properly examine than a typical passenger car. On top of that, pictures show how the RV sustained serious damage, meaning the accident scene itself is much more chaotic than a simple rear-end accident or other minor crash.

A lot of people think that police investigations will clear up all of these details, but the reality is that police reports rarely hit all of the crucial details in an accident this serious. I don't say this as a slight to the efforts of police officers. Frankly, most police departments do not have the time, experiences, or tools necessary to sifting through some of the more intricate and subtle details in these crashes. As a result, important information can be overlooked or misreported.

A private investigator, however, ensures that even the most unlikely factors are considered. A professional accident investigator's sole purpose is to examine these kinds of accidents, meaning they have years of experience in doing so as well as state-of-the-art tech to support their efforts. Even if a factor is difficult to detect or typically considered rare, it is thoroughly considered and either ruled out or confirmed through tangible evidence.

Getting all of the details surrounding a crash is always important, but it's even more so when someone is seriously hurt or killed in the crash. For those affected to get justice for the accident, they'll need all of the facts at hand. With the full story, victims and their families can begin working toward the resolution they need during a time of such tragedy.

--Grossman Law Offices

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