The driver of a stalled vehicle on I-15 was injured in a semi truck accident according to Idaho State Police. A Ford Explorer was broken down on I-15 and partially blocking the left lane. A semi truck struck the stalled vehicle injuring the driver who was waiting for help to arrive inside the vehicle. The injured driver was taken by ground ambulance to a nearby medical center for evaluation of injuries. Both drivers were reportedly wearing seat belts at the time of the semi truck accident. Traffic was blocked in the left lane for about an hour as the crash was investigated.
Tips to Be Safe If Your Vehicle Stalls
Having your vehicle stall can be a terrifying experience; especially if it happens while you are cruising down the highway. The following are some tips to help keep yourself safe in the event that your vehicle stalls.
The moment you suspect your vehicle is failing, pull over to the side of the road. Remember to signal and be courteous to other drivers. If you are unable to pull over, remain in the lane but do not get out of the vehicle. Instead turn on your hazard lights and call the police for help.
Never try to cross a highway on foot. Instead, stay in your vehicle, turn on your hazard lights and call for help. It is also a good idea to watch for approaching traffic. If you see someone coming too close to your vehicle, honk to try to get their attention.
If you absolutely must get out of the car, do so on the side of the vehicle closest to the side of the road (usually the right side). If you must stand outside your vehicle, only stand in front of any oncoming traffic.
Even if you are mechanically inclined, never work on a vehicle in an area that is unsafe to do so. It is incredibly dangerous next to moving traffic even with emergency warning devices such as flares or safety triangles.
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Serious injuries from a semi truck or car accident can be very costly. If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, you need an experienced car accident lawyer in Pocatello to handle your case. The experienced personal injury attorneys of Brent Gordon Law Firm are here to help in an otherwise trying time. Our law office will work hard to make sure your medical bills are paid and to get you the compensation you deserve. Call our law office in Pocatello now for a free consultation at (208) 232-7274. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case.
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