In North Carolina, there are more than 125 trucking fatalities in an average year-indeed, we rank among the states with the highest number of truck accidents.
Motor vehicle accidents that result in injury are not uncommon on North Carolina highways. When an incident involves a truck accident, a surviving victim may be met with certain legal challenges in the aftermath of the collision. It is, therefore, typically advisable to seek legal intervention as soon as one is able after an accident injury has occurred.
A tragic accident occurred on a North Carolina roadway on a recent Monday morning. Multiple vehicles were involved in the fatal collision. The truck accident left one person dead. Several others suffered injuries in the crash.
While much has been written about the dangers posed by truck driver fatigue, the majority of this material is predicated on the idea of truckers who are knowingly pushing themselves beyond their physical capabilities -- and likely the law -- in order to make deadlines.
A fatal North Carolina car wreck in the Charlotte area has resulted in an arrest of one drive. The accident occurred early in the morning on Jan. 6, according to police reports. The crash involved a 1988 Lincoln Town Car and a Mack truck towing a trailer. It was dark and there was a light rain falling, according to the police. The Mack truck was traveling southbound on N. Graham Street when the Lincoln swerved in front of it. The car was struck on the passenger side, and an individual riding in the front seat died from the impact. The stretch of N. Graham from Starita Road to W. Craighead Road was closed for approximately three hours following the collision.
Most people in North Carolina expect that when an 18-wheeler is involved in an accident, the occupants in the other vehicle are more than likely the ones who receive a majority of the injuries. This is because of the fact that semi-trucks are much larger than the vehicles they usually come into contact with, providing a while lot of weight behind a collision.
A North Carolina man was pronounced dead this week after distraction from his cell phone caused him to rear end a semi truck, ending in a three-vehicle accident. Though the accident occurred in Wyoming, the story is a sobering reminder to North Carolina drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.
A dangerous truck accident out of Michigan this week has drivers here in North Carolina realizing just how dangerous it can be for drivers to share the roads with semi trucks.
A North Carolina firefighter considers himself lucky to be alive this month. Usually he's the one who's rescuing people from serious accidents or dangerous situations, but when his firetruck overturned this month along a rural road, he quickly became the one that needed rescuing.