Statesville, NC (July 30, 2020) – Officials were on the scene of an injury accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Statesville on Thursday, July 30th. The crash happened around 9:00 a.m. near Mile Marker 158.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene shortly after the crash took place. When troopers arrived, they discovered that the crash involved a tractor-trailer. At least one person was injured in the accident. There is no word on the condition of the victim at this time. Police have not released any details about the accident and there is no word at this time on the cause. The number of injuries is also unknown. There were delays at the scene and motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
There is no additional information available at this time and no word on whether charges are expected.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the injured victim following this crash in Statesville. We hope for a full and complete recovery.
North Carolina Truck Accidents
Commercial vehicles play an extremely important role in the lives of North Carolinians. With major highways spanning our state, North Carolina is also a key place for drivers transporting items to and from other areas of the country. 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, commercial truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries and even death.
Commercial vehicles are the largest vehicles on the highway, weighing many thousands of pounds. When a truck accident takes place, the results can be devastating. In 2018, there were more than 5,000 semi-truck accidents in North Carolina with more than 1,000 injuries and 67 reported fatalities. Many of the reported injuries are serious and require extensive medical treatment and hospitalization.
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 and also which driver should take responsibility for the accident. Only an attorney with experience and knowledge in these types of accidents can help ensure that your rights and protected following the accident.
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.
Note: Burton Law Firm utilizes a variety of outside sources in the creation of these accident news posts. These sources include news bulletins, police reports, first-hand accounts, news stories, as well as additional outside sources. For this reason, the details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our office or writing staff. If you find information that is not correct about an accident that we have written about, please contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can promptly correct the information. If you would prefer that we remove the story, contact us directly and we will make every effort to remove the story in a timely manner.
Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.