Water Tanker Truck In Head-on Collision In Bakken Region

A collision in the Bakken region on Thursday, July 9, involved a water tanker truck and an alleged wrong-way driver. According to a report released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 1:25 a.m., about 20 miles east of Williston, in Williams County.

Collision on Westbound State Highway 1804

The preliminary investigation suggests that a 2014 Dodge pickup was eastbound on westbound state highway 1804 when it collided head-on with a westbound 2013 Peterbilt tanker truck. According to kxnet, the pickup caught fire after the collision occurred.

Loss of Life Reported

The two men in the pickup truck did not survive the wreck, and they were pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities also report that the 40-year-old male driver of the water tanker did not sustain any injuries in the head-on collision.

Although the investigation into this particular accident is ongoing, it is possible for victims of traffic accidents to pursue monetary damages under certain circumstances. If it is possible to reasonably claim that negligent conduct of another individual led to injury, it is often possible to seek compensation for various losses and expenses, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain-and-suffering. In such cases, a settlement often occurs without the need for a trial.

Our firm fights hard to preserve the full legal rights of our clients in traffic accident cases that originate throughout theBakken region. Therefore, if you or a family member is a victim in a crash, it is possible to review the matter with an attorney. Please contact us for additional information about this type of complimentary consultation.