Yadkin County, NC (May 19, 2021) – Two children were killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer in Yadkin County on Wednesday. The accident happened around 12:20 p.m. on Interstate 77 in the northbound lanes.
According to a report from the scene, a Ford Escape and the tractor-trailer were both traveling northbound when the two vehicles collided with one another. The Ford went off the road to the left. The tractor-trailer overturned on the highway, blocking all lanes of travel. A 14-year-old and a 5-year-old passenger in the Ford were killed in the crash. A 9-year-old and an adult female were taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The tractor-trailer driver was also transported with unknown injuries. No one involved in the collision was immediately identified and the cause of the accident was not released.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is currently investigating the incident. There is no additional information available at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families and victims of this tragic fatal crash in Yadkin County.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Truck accidents take place frequently across North Carolina. With a number of major highways running throughout our state, it is common to see a high number of commercial vehicles on our roadways. These vehicles and drivers are responsible for transporting essential items to and from their destinations. While truck drivers are important to our society and our way of living, a North Carolina truck accident can have devastating and sometimes irreversible consequences for victims. Last year in our state, more than 150 people were killed in accidents involving commercial vehicles.
A truck accident in North Carolina can present a very complicated legal case. If you or a loved one have been involved in an injury accident involving a commercial vehicle, it is vital to obtain the services of a skilled truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Trucking companies may attempt to avoid responsibility for the crash by saying that their driver was not at fault. Other issues can also present themselves, including a determination of which company owns the truck and whether the company may have been engaging in dangerous business practices at the time of the crash. Many trucking companies will ignore safety regulations and laws, thus placing their drivers in dangerous situations where they are more likely to cause an accident.
A truck accident attorney in North Carolina can investigate your case thoroughly and determine how to pursue recovery on your behalf. At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton knows what needs to be done to hold these companies and their drivers accountable when a crash occurs. We will fight for the compensation that you need and deserve to move forward during this difficult time.
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