According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 132 large trucks were involved in fatal accidents on North Carolina roads in 2012. That number represents 7.6 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents that year in the state.
According to members of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a two-vehicle collision claimed the life of a 62-year-old Lumberton woman on Oct. 23 around 3:40 p.m. The accident occurred when the woman was reportedly struck head-on by a car driving in the opposite direction.
Beaufort County police charged a 48-year-old dump truck driver from Pantego in connection with a fatal accident that occurred at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Sept. 26. The truck accident happened on U.S. 264 close to Waters Road.
A 20-year-old woman from North Carolina was killed in an accident that occurred at about 9:41 p.m. on March 14. The Seagrove woman was traveling on Needham Grove Road toward Robbins. The road crested into a hill where authorities say visibility is poor. According to police, as the woman's car crested the hill, she drove slightly left of center. At the same time, a 1994 Toyota 4Runner driven by a 20-year-old man from Asheboro approached. The driver hit his brakes, but his 4Runner still moved towards the woman's car. She tried to turn the vehicle away, but it was struck by the oncoming Toyota.
A man who accidentally ran over a North Carolina cyclist pleaded guilty in the cyclist's death. The fatal car accident occurred six months ago.
A woman wanted by the North Carolina state highway patrol was arrested Sept. 16 by U.S. Marshalls in Pilot Mountain. The 27-year-old woman was wanted for felony hit and run causing serious bodily injury resulting from an accident on Aug. 28 off N.C. Highway 89 near Mt. Airy.