North Carolina RV accident injures 6 after motor home slides down embankment

Six people were injured this week in a North Carolina RV accident in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, according to the National Parks Traveler.

The Carolinas are a popular destination for RV travelers throughout the summer and fall and nowhere are the views greater than in our national parks. However, RV accidents are frequently very serious, particularly for unbelted passengers or for other motorists on the road. An accident with an RV can be similar to an accident with a large bus or semi and can be devastating to motorists in a passenger car. Despite their size, motor home drivers frequently have little or no additional training, putting them at increased risk for a serious or fatal accident. Consulting a North Carolina injury lawyer can help protect your rights in the wake of a serious traffic accident involving an RV or motor home.

In this case, the RV slid down a 100 foot slope, injuring six people on board. The accident occurred when the Miami driver attempted to pull onto the shoulder of the road about 3 miles south of Newfound Gap. He was unable to stop or properly negotiate the narrowing shoulder and the RV fell on its side and slid down the steep embankment.

Two occupants with severe injuries were airlifted to Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. Four others were taken to Cherokee Hospital with less serious injuries.

The road was closed for several hours while a crane removed the SUV from the site.

RV safety tips are available here.

The Asheville Citizen-Times report is available here.

The WBIR report is available here.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, contact the Carolina injury lawyers at Lee & Smith today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 800-887-1965. Serving North and South Carolina, including Reidsville, Salisbury and Thomasville.

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