Roanoke Rapids, NC (July 16, 2020) – Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a serious crash involving a semi-truck on Thursday in Roanoke Rapids. The accident was reported on Interstate 95, near North Carolina Highway 903 at 2:30 p.m.
Troopers arrived at the scene just after the crash took place. Officials began investigating the crash once they were at the scene. According to initial reports, a semi-truck was traveling on I-95 when, for unknown reasons, the driver lost control. The truck veered off the roadway to the rights and traveled about 500 feet before it crashed into a set of trees.
Rescue workers responded to assist the victims who were hurt in the collision. The driver was trapped inside the truck and taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. A passenger was also transported with injuries that were described as non-life-threatening. At this time, it is not clear what caused the driver to leave the roadway.
The crash was under investigation for approximately two hours, causing significant delays at the scene. The roadway was reopened around 4:15 p.m.
There are no further details available at this time and an investigation into the crash is still ongoing.
We wish to extend our thoughts to those who were hurt in this truck accident in Roanoke Rapids.
North Carolina Commercial Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks are a vital and important part of our daily lives. Trucks across our state carry food and other essential supplies to their destinations and allowing us to continue living our lives as normal. Despite performing these essential functions, a tractor-trailer can pose a serious risk to the health and safety of motorists when a crash takes place. In the worst-case scenario, truck accidents can lead to serious injuries or even death.
Commercial trucks are the largest vehicles on our roadways, weighing many thousands of pounds. When a commercial vehicle accident occurs, the consequences are often catastrophic. Occupants of these trucks, as well as other motorists, are equally at risk of being hurt when a truck accident occurs.
If you have been hurt in a commercial truck accident in North Carolina, you should seek the advice of a North Carolina truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Truck accident cases present complicated questions of liability and responsibility. These collisions must be closely investigated to determine the cause as well as who should be held responsible for the effects of the crash. Your case must be handled by an attorney with specific knowledge of the law as it applies to truck accidents.
With so much on the line, you should not trust your future to just any attorney. North Carolina truck accident lawyer Jason M. Burton knows what it takes to recover when you have suffered injuries in a commercial vehicle accident. We have more than eight years of experience assisting those who have been hurt at the hands of negligent drivers on our roadways. We will make sure that you are protected and will assist you in receiving the compensation that you need to move forward following the accident.
For your free consultation and case evaluation, please contact us at (833) 623-0042.
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