KTVB News reports that there was a massive, 46-car pileup on I-84. The accident was so destructive that it took cleanup crews more than four hours to reopen the freeway.
The story starts at 9:00 a.m., when police responded to a two-car accident. While they were clearing the wreck, heavy fog rolled in and the roadway froze over.
The driver of a black Subaru wasn’t able to see the first accident until he was very close, at which point he swerved into the other lane. He clipped another vehicle and spun out of control. The driver of a logging truck tried to avoid the Subaru, but the roads were too slick. The truck slammed into the Subaru, which became lodged under the axel of the truck.
The slick conditions made it all but impossible for the vehicles behind the truck to slow in time, and soon, more than 40 vehicles were crunched together along the interstate, blocking both lanes.
10 People Were Injured In The Accident And Taken To Local Hospitals
Amazingly, no one was killed in the massive pileup. Even the Subaru driver escaped with his life, though police say that he was severely injured.
The Subaru received the most damage, and firefighters needed to use the Jaws of Life to pry open several of the 46 vehicles at the scene. Also involved in the accident were multiple semi-trucks, cars, pickups and SUVs. Also, the logging truck’s straps came loose and lost the logs.
If you have been injured in a similar car accident that was caused by the negligence of another motorist, we urge you to contact a personal-injury attorney from our offices right away. At the Law Offices of Johnson & Lundgreen, we specialize in helping Meridian car-accident victims recover the compensation that they deserve. To speak with an attorney about your accident, Call Us At 208-376-5256 Today!
Motorists Need To Keep An Eye Out For Changing Weather And Slow Down When Necessary
The Treasure Valley has had a particularly treacherous winter, with fog and ice advisories issued many times throughout December and now in January. Just before the accident occurred, a weather advisory was released, warning residents of freezing fog. In situations where the visibility drops and the roads become slick, it may not be safe to drive the speed limit.
In fact, driving the speed limit when the road is extremely slick is often considered negligent driving in the courtroom. As illustrated by the recent I-84 crash, you may not be able to see obstructions in areas with low visibility until it is too late.
Even if you are driving responsibly, there is no guarantee that other drivers are. If another driver’s negligence caused an accident that left you in the hospital, we can help you find justice through a civil lawsuit. To schedule a consultation with an attorney from The Law Offices of Johnson & Lundgreen, Call Us At 208-376-5256 Today!