Greensboro, NC (December 29, 2020) – Police and rescue workers responded to the scene of an injury accident that took place on Interstate 85 on Tuesday morning. The crash was reported around 6:50 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway near Exit 135 and Rock Creek Dairy Road.
According to a preliminary report from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Guilford Metro 911, a tanker truck was involved in the crash. The accident caused two of four lanes on I-85 to be shut down while crews worked at the scene to clear debris from the crash. Injuries were reported in the accident although there is no word on their severity at this time. Details regarding the events leading up to the accident remain unclear and no one involved has been identified. The roadway has since reopened.
No further information is available at this time as an investigation continues.
We would like to offer our thoughts and hopes for a complete and speedy recovery to all who have been affected by this crash on Interstate 85 in Greensboro.
North Carolina Commercial Truck Accidents
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 North Carolina 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 leaves drivers and passengers in smaller, non-commercial vehicles in a precarious position.
Following a North Carolina 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.
At Burton Law Firm, our team combines years of experience with a passion for achieving justice in all of our cases. North Carolina 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.
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