Stuart, IA – Yevgeniya Oleinikov Injured in Trucking Crash on I-80 near MM 90
Stuart, IA (May 23, 2021) – Two people were reportedly injured after a semi-truck overturned in Adair County outside of the Stuart area on Friday, May 21.
The accident reportedly occurred on Interstate 80 WB near mile marker 90. At around 11:44 p.m. that evening, a 2018 semi-tractor-trailer operated by 27-year-old Yevgeniya Oleinikov of Citrus Grove, California was traveling westbound on the highway when the truck veered to the right. The commercial vehicle entered a ditch where it overturned.
Both lanes of traffic on I-80 WB were closed due to the crash. Both Oleinikov and his passenger were transported to Mercy West Hospital in Des Moines for the treatment of serious injuries. No further updates on the accident are available at this time.
Local officials are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with Yevgeniya Oleinikov, the injured victim, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Trucking Accidents in Iowa
Each year, there are more than 500,000 collisions reported in the United States involving commercial trucks. These accidents are responsible for thousands of fatalities each year. In 2019, there were 4,119 people killed nationwide in trucking accidents. Roughly 16% of these deaths involved occupants of the big rig.
Large semi-trucks and tractor-trailers can be extremely dangerous for truckers and occupants of passenger vehicles. Collisions involving large trucks are responsible for thousands of deaths each year, and these crashes are known to inflict life-changing injuries. While all drivers on the road are required to follow the same rules, operating a massive big rig requires greater skill and experience. Truck drivers who make dangerous decisions are at risk of causing catastrophic Iowa trucking accidents.
The weight and size of these massive vehicles mean that they can cause catastrophic injuries in the event of an accident. At Lombardi Law Firm, our lawyers are aware that the injuries resulting from a semi-truck accident often require long-term treatment, leaving victims with life-long mental and physical trauma. After being hurt in an Iowa 18-wheeler crash, you need a qualified attorney on your side. Contact an Iowa truck injury attorney today at 515-222-1110 to discuss your case.
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