A Nevada couple sleeping in their RV in a Nebraska rest area were hit by a drunk driver. The RV sustained about $20,000 worth of damage and the woman had a broken shoulder blade, according to RV Daily Report. An 18-wheeler was also damaged when the RV was slammed into it.The accident happened at 6:30 a.m. and it sounds like the couple was in a motorhome.
Could the RVers have avoided this accident? Maybe, maybe not. I think you'd be less likely to be hit in a case like this if you were parked towards the exit rather than near the entrance to the truck parking. Trucks do move all night, but I'd like one or two between me and cars entering the area! Actually, we aren't comfortable staying in a rest area so we probably wouldn't have been there.
How about you? Do you ever blacktop boondock in rest areas? Where would you advise parking? Jaimie Hall Bruzenak