Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Jackknife Accident Near New Town

A Bakken area wreck occurred when two trucks collided on Highway 23 about 10 miles west of New Town, North Dakota. The accident happened at approximately 9:05 p.m. on Saturday, December 3.

Truck and Trailer Jackknife

According to the Jamestown Sun, troopers say a westbound 2012 Ford pickup truck and trailer jackknifed when the 46-year-old male driver lost control of the vehicle. A 24-year-old male driver reportedly swerved in an attempt to avoid the truck and trailer, but his 2012 Dodge pickup collided with the trailer head-on.

One Dead, Two Injured

The Watford City man was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other occupants in the Dodge required transport to Stanley Hospital. One was a 24-year-old male from Watford City and the other was a 27-year-old male from Hillman, Michigan. There was no immediate information provided about the nature and extent of their injuries. The driver of the Ford, a man from Chubbock, Idaho, escaped injury.

Investigation Ongoing

Both of the men from Watford City were wearing seat belts while the Michigan man was not, according to troopers. The fatal wreck is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol and local authorities.

Although the circumstances surrounding every accident are unique, state law provides a means for accident victims and survivors to seek compensation when it is reasonable to assert that the negligence of another party was a factor. It is often possible to seek monetary damages for medical expenses, pain, suffering and lost wages. Survivors often seek compensation for loss of companionship and possible loss of support as well.

If you or a loved one is a victim in a wreck, we make it possible for you to speak with a personal injury attorney at no cost. To learn more about this complimentary consultation, or to learn more about our legal services in general, please contact us.