NTSB Releases Report on June 2011 Reno Train/Semi-Truck Accident

The National Transportation Safety Board has finally release its report on the tragic semi-truck train accident just outside Reno that killed 6 people June of last year. The crash also injured dozens of people. If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident in Northern Nevada, contact NV-Attorney, the Northern Nevada arm of Las Vegas’ premiere personal injury firm, Benson and Bingham.

The NTSB report includes statements from a witness that said he didn’t believe the driver of the Peterbilt tractor trailer, Lawrence Valli, had any idea he was approaching a speeding oncoming train. The witness reports also state that the train crossing’s safety features like cross arms and flashing lights were in working order.

The report from the NTSB is only a compendium of data associated with the Northern Nevada big rig accident, and provides no analysis or states any opinion of fault in the crash. The NTSB basically accepts and uses all witness reports and forensic data as it investigates a crash.

John Davis Trucking, the firm that owned the Peterbilt big rig and employed the 43-year old now deceased truck driver in the accident, attests that safety features at the railroad crossing were not functioning and were repaired by Union Pacific Railroad employees. If you have been injured in a Reno Semi truck accident, contact NV-Attorney today.

NV-Attorney’s parent firm, Benson and Bingham has been representing Nevadan’s injured in accidents that were no fault of their own since 2003. Our team of Nevada licensed personal injury attorneys work closely with our clients to develop the best possible relationship as a case goes to trial. These relationships are the key to our success, not limited to the $24,000,000 we secured for our clients in 2010 and 2011 but also the large number of referrals we receive. We also offer every client our exclusive happiness guarantee – if at the end of your case, you are unhappy with your final bill, we will work with you to arrive at an invoice that meets your approval.

 

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