Articles Posted in Truck Accidents

Robeson County, NC (August 28, 2020) – A 47-year-old woman died after her car was struck by an 18 wheeler in Robeson County. The crash happened on Friday, August 28th on Union School Road near Dew Road.

According to Sgt. S.B. Lewis of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Kimberly Locklear was traveling on Union School Road when she was hit by the semi-truck. There is no word at this time on exactly how the accident took place. Locklear suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The truck driver, who has not been identified, sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He has not been identified at this time.

Troopers continue to investigate the accident and its cause. There is no further information available at this time.

Benson, NC (August 20, 2020) – A woman was killed after her car was hit by an 18-wheeler near Benson on Tuesday, August 18th. The crash took place in the southbound lanes of I-95 near Exit 81 and I-40.
Fire crews were the first to arrive on the scene following the crash. According to reports, rescue workers located an SUV in the southbound travel lanes and a tractor-trailer in the emergency lane. Police were able to determine that the crash occurred when the tractor-trailer crashed into the back of the SUV. Medical officials rendered aid to the female driver of the SUV and a child who was a passenger in the vehicle. Ultimately, the driver died as a result of the crash and the child was taken to a local hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The deceased victim has not been identified at this time.
Police identified the truck driver as Tyler Kreiser. Following an investigation, Kreiser was issued a charge for misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. The crash caused several lanes of I-95 to close temporarily but they were later reopened to traffic.

Surry County, NC (August 19, 2020) – Police and EMS responded to the scene of an accident involving a tractor-trailer in Surry County. The crash took place on Monday, August 17th around 2:16 a.m.
Officers arrived on the scene in the northbound lanes of the highway near Clyde Hayes Road. Investigators learned that a car and a tractor-trailer were traveling in the same direction when they collided with one another. The reason for the crash is still under investigation at this time. EMS arrived and rendered medical aid to one person at the scene before the victim was taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment. There is no word on the extent of their injuries at this time.
The roadway was closed while police and rescue crews remained on the scene but reopened for traffic later in the morning. No one involved in the crash was identified and there have been no charges issued at this time. There is no further information available.

Greensboro, NC (August 11, 2020) – A 72-year-old man from Greensboro was hurt after his car was hit by a tractor-trailer on Sunday, August 9th. The crash happened around 8:50 a.m. on Alcott Road near the intersection with Wolfe Road.

According to the Greensboro Police Department, Steve Cooper Coble was driving a 2011 Hyundai Azera when he came to the intersection with Wolfe and Alcott. At the same time, a 2015 International tractor-trailer entered the road in front of Coble at the intersection. Coble’s car collided with the front left corner of the truck. Rescue crews rushed to the scene and transported Coble to Moses Cone Hospital where he was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

The truck driver, 67-year-old Pink Moore of Greensboro, was not hurt in the crash. Police charged more with unsafe movement. An investigation has ruled out alcohol as a factor in the case. Officers are still investigating at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.

Statesville, NC (July 30, 2020) – Officials were on the scene of an injury accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Statesville on Thursday, July 30th. The crash happened around 9:00 a.m. near Mile Marker 158.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene shortly after the crash took place. When troopers arrived, they discovered that the crash involved a tractor-trailer. At least one person was injured in the accident. There is no word on the condition of the victim at this time. Police have not released any details about the accident and there is no word at this time on the cause. The number of injuries is also unknown. There were delays at the scene and motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel if possible.

There is no additional information available at this time and no word on whether charges are expected.

Charlotte, NC (July 26, 2020) – A person was killed after a tractor-trailer crash that took place in Charlotte on Saturday, July 25th. The crash took place just after Noon on Woodlawn Road near the intersection with Scaleybark Road.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department along with the Charlotte Fire Department and EMS crews were among the first officials to arrive at the scene. According to witness reports, a car and a tractor-trailer were involved in a crash near the intersection. Medical personnel quickly administered treatment to the victim who was seriously injured in the accident. Ultimately, the treatment was unsuccessful and that person was pronounced dead by paramedics. There is no information on whether anyone else was hurt in the crash. The identity of the deceased victim was not immediately available.

Police have not said what caused the collision to occur at this time. Traffic in the area was delayed as law enforcement officials conducted an investigation and cleared the wreckage away from the scene. Drivers were urged to find alternate routes of travel although the road was later reopened.

Roanoke Rapids, NC (July 16, 2020) – Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a serious crash involving a semi-truck on Thursday in Roanoke Rapids. The accident was reported on Interstate 95, near North Carolina Highway 903 at 2:30 p.m.

Troopers arrived at the scene just after the crash took place. Officials began investigating the crash once they were at the scene. According to initial reports, a semi-truck was traveling on I-95 when, for unknown reasons, the driver lost control. The truck veered off the roadway to the rights and traveled about 500 feet before it crashed into a set of trees.

Rescue workers responded to assist the victims who were hurt in the collision. The driver was trapped inside the truck and taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. A passenger was also transported with injuries that were described as non-life-threatening. At this time, it is not clear what caused the driver to leave the roadway.

Sanford, NC (July 1, 2020) – Two truck drivers were killed in a head-on crash in Sanford on Wednesday. The crash happened around 1:00 p.m. on Horner Boulevard at the intersection with Wilkins Drive.
According to reports from the scene, two tractor-trailers were traveling in opposite directions on Horner Boulevard. Suddenly, and for unknown reasons, the southbound truck crossed over the median and struck the northbound truck head-on. Both drivers died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. Neither driver was immediately identified.
Police are still investigating the crash at this time. There are no further details available.

Hillsborough, NC (July 1, 2020) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a crash between two tractor-trailers in Hillsborough on Wednesday, July 1st. The crash happened on NC 86 near I-85.

Troopers report that one of the tractor-trailers rear-ended the other, causing both to erupt into flames after the crash. Firefighters arrived at the scene and extinguished the flames from the accident. One driver was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There were no additional injuries reported as a result of the crash but the roadway remained closed for over five hours while authorities were at the scene.

An investigation is ongoing.

A truck accident can be one of the most dangerous and debilitating types of motor vehicle accidents. The large size and weight of some trucks can lead to catastrophic injuries or even death for some accident victims. Both North Carolina and federal laws govern the way that truck drivers and truck companies must operate these vehicles, but in some unfortunate situations, accidents still take place. Attorney Jason Burton is a dedicated advocate for North Carolina truck accident victims. He is available to discuss your potential case and whether you are entitled to compensation.

In a recently issued opinion, the North Carolina Court of Appeal considered a dispute in a lawsuit involving a truck accident. The facts of the case are as follows. A truck driver arrived at a facility to pick up a load of cargo that was assembled on wooden pallets. The truck driver provided instructions to the workers at the facility regarding how to load the pallets onto the truck. The truck driver left. At one point on his trip to the cargo’s final destination, the driver checked that the cargo was still loaded securely. He tightened some of the straps at this time. Later, while still transporting the cargo, he saw sparks coming from the back of the truck in his side-view mirror. After he pulled over, he concluded that one of the pallets had fallen off.

The pallet fell into the roadway and into the path of a motorcycle traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the motorcycle attempted to avoid colliding with the pallets but was ultimately unable to do so. A passenger on the motorcycle was ejected from the bike as a result of the impact and suffered serious injuries that ultimately took her life.

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