A Greensboro, North Carolina tractor-trailer accident seriously injured a man in a wreck Tuesday night on U.S. 29, according to the News-Record.
Our Greensboro accident attorneys understand the complex nature of trucking accidents and the often serious or fatal consequences caused by accidents with large trucks on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 1 in 9 fatalities on the nation’s roads involve an accident with a semi or other large commercial truck. In 2008, more than 90,000 motorists were injured and 4,229 were killed in accidents with large truck. North Carolina trucking accidents killed 143 while 81 motorists died as a result of truck accidents in South Carolina.
In this incident, the southbound lanes of U.S. 29 were closed near Hicone Road for about 12 hours. Police report a Gibsonville man was driving a 1998 Toyota Camry north on U.S. 29 when he tried to turn left onto N. O’Henry Street. The 48-year-old driver of a Kenworth tractor-trailer reports that victim turned into his path, causing him to crash his truck into the vehicle’s passenger side.
The truck caught fire and was extinguished by firefighters. The truck driver was able to escape. The cause of the crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.
FOX 8 reports the 31-year-old victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
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.