Johnston County, NC (January 31, 2021) – A driver was taken to the hospital following a crash between two trucks in Johnston County on Saturday, January 30th. The crash took place in the westbound lanes of Highway 70, near the line with Wake County.
According to rescue officials, a driver was traveling west in a pickup truck when he attempted to make a turn into a private driveway. Another pickup truck, also traveling westbound, collided with the truck that was turning. The first truck was pushed into a ditch where it flipped over before coming to rest. The second truck drove over the first truck and came to rest on top of the overturned vehicle.
Rescue workers transported the driver of the first truck to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The crash resulted in the westbound lanes of Highway 70 being closed for about three hours while crews worked at the scene. There is no information on whether charges are expected to be filed in connection with the accident.
No further details are available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes for a speedy recovery to the victims of this Johnston County crash.
Injury Accidents in North Carolina
A car accident in North Carolina can lead to very serious and life-altering consequences in a matter of seconds. Sadly, injury crashes take place multiple times per day on our roadways and often result in motorists being seriously hurt or even killed. Due to the prevalence of negligent drivers on our roadways, the number of car accidents in our state has increased steadily over the past several years. Drivers should always take precautions each time they get behind the wheel of a vehicle in order to minimize their risk of being involved in a crash. Although these precautions can be taken, unfortunately, they cannot always stop an accident from occurring.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a North Carolina car accident, there are a few steps you should take right away. First, you should not delay in seeking medical treatment for your injuries. You certainly do not want your condition to worsen and obtaining treatment as soon as possible will help lower the risk that your injuries will linger and will increase the chances of a quicker recovery.
Second, you should contact a skilled and trusted attorney as soon as possible. A car accident attorney in North Carolina can advise you on the steps you can take to help your case. In addition, your attorney will speak with the insurance company on your behalf and present your case in a clear and convincing manner. Many people mistakenly believe that they can handle their own claim and, in the process, end up settling for far less than what they deserve.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help when you are experiencing the difficult aftermath of a car accident. If the crash was not your fault, we will be able to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve to get back on your feet as soon as possible.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. To schedule your appointment, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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