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September 2014 Archives

North Carolina accident kills 1 teen, injures 7 others

On Sept. 14 at around 1:35 a.m., a 17-year-old driving a pickup truck hit a ditch on Highway 130 in Supply. Three teens were riding in the bed of the truck, and the driver had four other teens inside of the vehicle with him. According to reports, officials transported the driver and all passengers to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

3-vehicle crash injures 3 in North Carolina

An accident involving three vehicles left three individuals injured in Onslow County by the Sneads Ferry Bridge on Sept. 12. One of the vehicles reportedly went up in flames, and the driver was pulled to safety. The accident caused a closure of the bridge for about two hours as emergency responders worked at the scene.

Teenager killed in front of fast-food restaurant

An accident in North Carolina's claimed the life of a teenage motorcyclist on Sept. 1. The accident occurred in front of a drive-thru fast-food restaurant in Jacksonville. The driver of a 2014 Hyundai from Cary, who failed to yield the right of way to the biker and caused the accident, faces charges of unsafe movement of a vehicle resulting in injury and misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle. His court date was set for Oct. 15.

What can be expected after a truck accident?

Whenever a car is involved in an accident with a semi-truck, the driver of the car is at real risk for disabling injuries or death due to the disparity in weight and size of the vehicles. Those involved in an 18-wheeler accident with a company-owned commercial truck may have legal recourse to file litigation against the driver and the trucking company. Below is some information that may prove useful to North Carolina drivers in such cases.