Surry County, NC (August 19, 2020) – Police and EMS responded to the scene of an accident involving a tractor-trailer in Surry County. The crash took place on Monday, August 17th around 2:16 a.m.
Officers arrived on the scene in the northbound lanes of the highway near Clyde Hayes Road. Investigators learned that a car and a tractor-trailer were traveling in the same direction when they collided with one another. The reason for the crash is still under investigation at this time. EMS arrived and rendered medical aid to one person at the scene before the victim was taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment. There is no word on the extent of their injuries at this time.
The roadway was closed while police and rescue crews remained on the scene but reopened for traffic later in the morning. No one involved in the crash was identified and there have been no charges issued at this time. There is no further information available.
We wish to extend our thoughts and well-wishes to the victim of this truck accident in Surry County. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Truck Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina has many major highways that run throughout our state. It is common to see commercial trucks travel up and down these highways each day, delivering food and supplies to various destinations. While trucks play a very important role in maintaining our survival, a North Carolina truck accident can have devastating and life-altering consequences. Each year, thousands of accidents involving tractor-trailers and semi-trucks are reported across our state, many of them resulting in very serious injuries.
A truck accident in North Carolina is often more severe than a crash involving a smaller vehicle. A commercial truck is an extremely large and powerful vehicle, capable of causing a crash with a tremendous amount of force and impact. These crashes can cause serious injuries including broken bones, head trauma, paralysis, and even death. The effects of a truck accident often linger for many years and can be permanent depending on the specific types of injuries sustained.
Truck accident cases are very complicated for a number of reasons. Many trucking companies will attempt to deny or minimize their liability for an accident. Truck drivers carry commercial insurance policies, often worth millions of dollars and the company understands their potential exposure in a lawsuit. The trucking company has a financial incentive to try to place blame for the accident on the driver of the other vehicle. Proving that the truck driver was at fault requires a skilled and experienced lawyer working for you.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina truck accident attorney Jason M. Burton has experience representing those who have been hurt in commercial truck accidents across our state. Mr. Burton knows what needs to be done in order to properly investigate and evaluate these claims. With the stakes being so high, you should always turn to a trusted attorney to secure the compensation that you deserve.
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