Catawba County, NC – Truck Driver Hurt in Crash on I-40

Catawba County, NC (December 23, 2020) – Four tractor-trailers were involved in a serious crash that took place on Interstate 40 in Catawba County on Wednesday. The crash happened around 11:00 a.m. near the weight station in the eastbound lanes of the highway.

The trucks were lined up to enter the weigh station when another truck, driven by Christopher Cornelison of China Grove, collided with the rear of a flatbed tractor-trailer. The collision set off a chain reaction crash involving the other trucks in line. Cornelison was trapped inside his truck and had to be extricated by the Iredell County Rescue Squad and West Iredell Fire Department.

Following the crash, Cornelison was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. There is no update on his injuries at this time. None of the other drivers were hurt in the crash.

Troopers are still investigating the accident at this time. No additional information has been released.

Our thoughts go out to Christopher Cornelison following this tractor-trailer accident in Statesville. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.

Injury Accidents in North Carolina  Catawba County, NC - Truck Driver Hurt in Crash on I-40

Accidents involving commercial vehicles can result in devastating outcomes. Commercial vehicles are very large and heavy, and collisions take place with extreme force. For this reason, North Carolina truck accidents are very serious events. In 2019, there were approximately 5,000 accidents involving tractor-trailers and commercial vehicles in North Carolina. From these accidents, approximately 700 injuries and 30 fatalities were also reported. Due to the force and impact of collisions involving commercial trucks, it is inevitable that many serious and life-changing injuries will occur along with the accident.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a crash involving a commercial vehicle, you should seek competent representation right away. Given the high-stakes nature of these cases, motorists may find themselves with substantial medical bills and injuries that could be permanent in nature. For this reason, it is important to make sure that you are fully compensated when you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a truck accident.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina truck accident lawyer Jason M. Burton is here at all times to help. We are not afraid to take on difficult cases to ensure that our clients receive full compensation for their injuries. For more than eight years, we have assisted victims and their families in some of the most serious accident cases. We will fight to make sure that you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
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