Catawba, NC (July 16, 2020) – Police responded to a crash in Catawba on Thursday, July 16th. The crash was first reported just before noon in the eastbound lanes of I-40 near the Catawba River Bridge.
According to reports, an RV was traveling over the bridge when the female driver collided with the rear-end of a tractor-trailer that was traveling in the same direction. Rescue crews arrived shortly after the crash to evaluate the injured woman. After being treated at the scene, she was transported to a nearby hospital via helicopter. The woman’s injuries were described as serious, but non-life-threatening. There is no additional update on her condition and authorities have not released her age or name at this time. The identity of the tractor-trailer driver is also unavailable.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured as a result of the crash. An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time. Investigators believe that the crash was caused by a sudden cloud of dust or a possible mechanical problem with a wheel on the tractor-trailer that caused it to make a sudden stop.
The area was blocked for several hours while troopers cleaned up debris at the scene and motorists were urged to find alternate routes. There is no word on whether charges are expected.
We offer our thoughts and well-wishes to the injured driver in this crash. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Traffic Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina can be a very dangerous place for motorists. In 2019, according to the most recent statistics, there were approximately 300,000 total accidents reported on our roadways. There are numerous crashes that take place every hour throughout our state. While not all of these crashes are serious in nature, many of them will, unfortunately, result in injuries or serious injuries to the victim. Almost all North Carolina car accidents are the result of the actions of negligent drivers or some type of mechanical or vehicle malfunction.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a crash, it is important to understand your legal rights. Under North Carolina law, you could be entitled to recover certain types of compensation. This includes the right to receive payment for your pain and suffering, medical and prescription costs, as well as lost wages. Obtaining the help of a skilled and experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney can help to ensure that you do not sell yourself short when you are in the process of resolving your claim.
At Burton Law Firm, personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton is here to help you during the most difficult times. We have a passion for helping innocent victims and we will fight to make sure that you are fully compensated as you move forward along the road to recovery. Since 2012, we have assisted hundreds of accident victims and have recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation for our clients.
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