Madison County, NC (June 12, 2020) – A state trooper and the driver of a box truck were hurt in a crash that took place on Friday in Madison County. The crash happened in the eastbound lanes of I-26 just before 1:00 p.m.
Officials say that Trooper Murico L. Stephens was conducting a traffic stop when his car was struck by a box truck on I-26. Stephens was inside the vehicle when the crash took place. Both Stephens and the box truck driver suffered undisclosed injuries as a result of the accident and both were taken to Mission Hospital in Asheville to be treated. The driver of the stopped vehicle was not injured.
The box truck driver has not been identified and it is not clear if charges will be filed. The crash remains under investigation.
We hope that the victims in this Asheville accident make a complete and speedy recovery.
Injury Accidents in North Carolina
On average, approximately 1,000 accidents take place every single day throughout North Carolina. Many traffic accidents will be minor in nature, will require no medical treatment, and may only result in property damage. Some crashes, however, will be more serious and can lead to serious injuries and prolonged stays in the hospital. These injury accidents can be both painful and costly.
If you were injured in a crash that was not your fault, you may have a legal right to be compensated for your injuries. North Carolina law recognizes the right of injured victims to recover against the person who caused your injuries. These laws can be complicated, however, and only an experienced North Carolina car accident attorney can help you with your claim and ensure that you receive the outcome you deserve.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton brings the skills and experience that you need to help you get through this difficult time. Since 2012, we have recovered over 40 million dollars for those hurt in injury crashes throughout our state.
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