Greenville, NE (July 31, 2020) – An automobile accident reported on Monday afternoon claimed one teen’s life. Just before 1:15 p.m., on July 27, the Greenville Fire/Rescue, police, and emergency personnel responded to the scene of a crash on Church Road.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 17-year-old female was driving a 2014 Land Rover west along Church Road when her vehicle was struck by a Freightliner semi-truck near the intersection with Nebraska State Highway 63. The impact of the collision caused the Land Rover to split into two pieces, ejecting the teen from her vehicle. The teen sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was immediately declared deceased. The driver of the semi-truck, who was identified as 65-year-old Wayne Griess, was transported to an area hospital for treatment. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with Wayne Griess. We hope for his full recovery.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Nebraska
Being involved in an auto accident can have a detrimental impact on the lives of those involved. Unfortunately, families throughout our state are forced to endure the overwhelming consequences of these unimaginable and preventable accidents every day in our state. More than 215 people lose their lives in auto accidents across Nebraska each year. Many victims lose their lives in accidents involving semi-trucks. The massive size of these vehicles increases the chances of fatal injuries for victims, especially those inside smaller vehicles during collisions. These accidents leave families to deal with overwhelming mental, emotional, and financial consequences after losing their loved ones unexpectedly.
As if that were not enough, families are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on unexpected funeral costs and other financial burdens resulting from the loss of a loved one. Although there is no amount of compensation that can ever take away the pain and suffering families are forced to endure, having the resources available after a tragic accident can help families cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. When victims are killed in auto accidents, their families should contact a wrongful death attorney in Nebraska to see what legal options are available to them.
Nebraska truck injury attorneys at Dyer Law PC have extensive experience helping families hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Although we understand the difficult decisions families face after these tragic incidents, we firmly believe they deserve to get justice and compensation after losing a loved one. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Nebraska at (402) 393-7529 to meet with our team at your earliest convenience to discuss legal options available for you.
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