Mebane, NC (September 8, 2020) – Police in Mebane are investigating following a fatal crash at a tractor-trailer loading dock. The crash took place on Tuesday, September 8th around 12:30 p.m at ABB, Inc.
According to witnesses, Eugene Early McDowell, IV pulled into the loading dock around 12:30. McDowell backed his truck into the dock and exited the vehicle. After exiting, McDowell was standing in a bay. At the same time, another truck pulled in and began backing into a bay, striking McDowell as he stood in the dock. Rescue workers rushed to the scene and performed CPR on McDowell. He later succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash. The identity of the other truck driver has not been released at this time. There is no word on whether any charges will be filed.
No further information is available.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Eugene Early McDowell following this fatal accident in Mebane.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Each year in North Carolina, there are approximately 1,400 fatal traffic accidents in our state. A North Carolina injury accident can take place suddenly and at the most unexpected times. Drivers must always be alert and aware of their surroundings. Failing to do so can result in a crash that has long-lasting and sometimes irreversible consequences. Sadly, hundreds of victims lose their lives every year due to crashes that were not their fault.
If you have lost a loved one in a traffic accident in North Carolina, you may have legal rights. Under North Carolina law, a wrongful death claim can be filed by the victim’s personal representative or next-of-kin. These claims are filed when a negligent driver is legally responsible for causing a crash which results in death. North Carolina’s wrongful death statute provides that these actions must be filed within two years of the death of death. The person bringing a wrongful death action can recover certain types of damages including lost wages, funeral costs, medical expenses, payment for loss of companionship, and potentially more. In some cases, punitive damages may be available for especially egregious conduct.
While these claims could be available, they are also very complicated and should only be handled by a skilled and trusted North Carolina wrongful death attorney. At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton is here to help during your time of need. Since 2012, Mr. Burton has recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation on behalf of injured crash victims and their families. We would be honored to assist you as you move forward along the path to recovery following a tragic accident.
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