Last night a Las Vegas man suffered severe injuries when he was struck in his pickup truck by another truck carrying a backhoe. The accident occurred in Ripley, an area southwest of Las Vegas.
Officers at the scene stated the tractor trailer accident occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. Friday night resulting in the injury to John McCauliffe. The victim was airlifted to University Medical Center and the injuries are said to be life threatening.
The Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driven by McCauliffe struck the rear left tire of the backhoe, according police, which sent his vehicle into the other lane where is struck a Ford pickup truck carrying a trailer. The accident is under investigation.
There are all to many tractor trailer, backhoe and other carriage device accidents in Southern Nevada and sometimes the accident could have been avoided the proper precautions were heeded. If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious tractor trailer or backhoe accident, contact Benson and Bingham for compassionate and caring legal advice.