1 Injured in Fiery Semi-Truck Crash on Interstate 80 in Waverly

Waverly, Nebraska (September 27, 2019) – One person was injured in a fiery semi-truck collision Wednesday afternoon in Waverly, according to the NSP.

The crash occurred at about 3:30 p.m. September 25, on Interstate 80.

NSP said a semi-truck rear-ended another semi-truck on the highway. Both semi-trucks caught fire on impact.

One of the drivers was taken to Bryan West Campus with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi that rear-ended the other was cited for following too close.

The crash backed up traffic on Interstate 80.

An investigation is underway.

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The information for this article was obtained from public media and is informational purposes. We understand this is a difficult time for the family of those affected by a tragic accident, and we offer our sincere condolences. While the idea of hiring a law firm may not feel appropriate at this time, as a public service, we like to advise family the following:

1.       In most cases, it is very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including by not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before it disappears or is altered. 

2.       In Nebraska, it is illegal for anyone to contact the family by telephone or in-person to convince the family to hire a law firm or attorney unless the family contacted the law firm or attorney first.

3.       Nothing in this blog is intended to be legal advice.

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