Judge Grants Trucking Company’s Motion In Reno Amtrak Accident Case

In June 2011, an AMTRACK train crashed into a semi truck that was attempting to stop his speeding truck, Five passengers on the train headed to San Fruancsico were killed, as well as Lawrence Valli , the driver of the big rig truck. Approximately 20 to 30 people were injured in the crash. The NTSB (the United States National Transportation Safety Board) is still investigating the cause of the accident. The rail line is operated by Union Pacific Railroad and the trucking company who owned the truck is John Davis Trucking. If you have been injured or had a relative killed in a Reno semi-truck accident, NV-Attorney can represent you in your personal injury case.

John Davis Trucking alleges that the crash was caused by defective warning gates that did not give Mr. Valli enough time to stop his truck safely and bear responsibility for the accident. The trucking company also alleges that workers for the Union Pacific Railroad tampered with and destroyed evidence of the rail operator’s culpability after the Northern Nevada big rig crash. John Davis Trucking won a motion last week that will enable them to depose Union Pacific workers. Judge Valerie Cooke granted the motion that will enable the trucking company’s lawyers to ask whether the warning system motor was tampered with and that the crossing gate was quickly replaced. Union Pacific disagrees with the judge’s ruling and John Davis trucking’s assertion that the railroad line is culpable for the crash.

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