Asheville, NC (October 27, 2020) – Around 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning, October 27, one person was injured in a truck accident in Asheville.
According to officials, the accident took place on I-26 around the area of Captain Jeff Bowen Bridge and Hill Street. The accident occurred between a dump truck and a small SUV for reasons that are not yet known. The SUV was badly damaged as a result of the crash.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were present at the scene of the accident to assist those in need. One person from the SUV, who has not yet been identified, was hospitalized due to their injuries. Their condition is not yet known.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. The road was fully reopened by 10:30 a.m.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in North Carolina
Trucks are some of the largest vehicles on North Carolina roads, which is why they are capable of causing some of the most horrific accidents. In 2016 alone, it was reported that approximately 14,000 accidents took place within the state due to trucks. Truck drivers are supposed to be some of the safest drivers on our roads but this does not mean that all of these accidents will be prevented. If you have been harmed due to a truck accident and believe that another party is to blame, you have many options moving forward.
Though truck drivers and trucking companies take special precautions to ensure that these accidents do not occur on our roads, thousands will still happen every year. Some of the most common reasons for truck accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, DROWSY DRIVING, speeding, and more. Because truck drivers spend long hours on our roads, they are more likely to become distracted or fall asleep at the wheel. This is why many regulations have been introduced to prevent these collisions. If you have been injured in a truck accident in North Carolina, it is important that you have a legal advocate by your side when it comes to your personal injury claim.
Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here for you after a truck accident has caused you serious injuries. We understand that it can be incredibly overwhelming to face the aftermath of a truck accident and will help you every step of the way when it comes to your claim. Our attorneys will assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and so much more. If you have been harmed and you are unsure about where you can turn, please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help you.
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