Cumberland County, NC (September 13, 2021) – Officials in Cumberland County responded to the scene of an accident involving a tanker truck on Monday morning. The crash occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of North Carolina Highway 87 and Tom Starling Road.
According to officials, the tanker truck and a passenger vehicle were involved in a crash. The accident resulted in about 9,000 gallons of fuel being spilled on the roadway. Three people were taken to a nearby hospital but there is no word on their conditions at this time. Police have not released any information on the details of the accident. There is no information on whether any charges are expected to be filed.
Police are continuing to investigate the crash. No additional details have been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the victims of this crash in Cumberland County. We hope that the injured victims are able to make a complete and speedy recovery.
Truck Accidents in Cumberland County
Commercial vehicle and tractor-trailer accidents accounted for about 8,000 reported crashes in 2019, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Many of these accidents took place on major highways as commercial vehicles spend most of their time on main thoroughfares. The consequences of a Cumberland County commercial truck accident can be devastating and, in many cases, the victims come from the other vehicles involved in the crash. According to the most recent national statistics, 72% of all fatalities reported in commercial vehicle accidents occurred in occupants of other vehicles. The force and impact of a commercial truck crash often leave drivers and passengers in smaller, non-commercial vehicles in a precarious position.
Following a Cumberland County truck accident, you are likely to have many questions about what you should do next. If you sustained injuries in the crash, it is always best to speak with a qualified attorney to understand your legal rights. Trucking accident cases are complicated and the value of your case can be hundreds of thousands of dollars. With so much at stake, only a trusted professional should be utilized to handle the claim and allow you to focus on your healing and recovery.
Truck Accident Attorney in Cumberland County
At Burton Law Firm, our team combines years of experience with a passion for achieving justice in all of our cases. Cumberland County truck accident attorney Jason M. Burton has the skills and experience that you need when you are facing a tough situation following a serious injury accident. Attorney Burton works hard to make sure that his clients’ legal rights are protected and that the insurance company pays proper compensation in cases where the other driver was at fault.
We are standing by and are here to take your call at any time. Our firm always provides a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.