Mount Airy, NC (April 5, 2022) – Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal accident on Tuesday, April 5th. The crash occurred just after 1:45 a.m. on US Highway 52 in the southbound lanes of the roadway.
According to a Highway Patrol report, a driver was traveling on US 52 when his car broke down on the side of the road. The driver called a tow truck to respond to the scene. The tow truck arrived and was in the process of removing the broken down vehicle when a tractor-trailer crashed into the tow truck and then the driver of the broken down vehicle. The driver suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. No one involved in the collision has been identified.
The road was closed for about eight hours as police investigated the accident. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed.
No additional information is available at this time.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of the victim following this truck accident in Mount Airy.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
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 Mount Airy commercial truck accident can be devastating and, in many cases, can result in serious and permanent injuries. The force and impact of a commercial truck crash often leave victims in a precarious position and facing a long road to recovery.
Following a Mount Airy 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 during this difficult time.
Truck Accident Attorney in Mount Airy
At Burton Law Firm, our team combines years of experience with a passion for achieving justice in all of our cases. Mount Airy 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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