Sloan, NV (August 23, 2019)
Late Thursday night on August, 22nd, a FedEx driver was killed while helping a car on fire near Sloan, NV. According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the crash took place on S. Las Vegas Blvd south of Via Inspirada at around 10:40 p.m. The deceased party had pulled over onto the shoulder after seeing the disabled vehicle when he was struck by an oncoming commercial truck.
Reports confirmed that a 1993 Chevrolet Corvette was parked on the side of the road when it caught fire. The deceased, identified as 60-year-old John Stacy, was driving his semi when he pulled over and began to walk across the road with a fire extinguisher. Stacy was hit by a loaded mixer truck.
The driver involved remained at the scene and showed no signs of impairment. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of John Stacy at this time.
Highway Shoulder Crashes in Nevada
Shoulders on the highway are intended to be a safe spot for people to stop when experiencing emergencies on the road. However, highway shoulders have proven to be dangerous locations, with 610 people dying each year in shoulder crashes in the U.S. 12 percent of all interstate fatalities involve pedestrians on the shoulder.
The injuries sustained in a shoulder collision can be serious, even resulting in death in severe cases. Sadly, highway shoulder collisions are often fatal. In some cases, surviving family members of the victim can regain lost compensation with the help of Nevada wrongful death attorney.
The Cottle Firm has an accomplished history helping families of victims recover after their loss. These sudden accidents can be difficult, and we are here to help. Call us today at 702-722-6111 to discuss your case.
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