Charlotte, NC (November 26, 2020) – One person died during an accident in the southbound lanes of Interstate 77 in north Charlotte, near the Interstate 85 interchange on Thursday, November 26th.
According to police reports, the collision occurred near Sunset Road on I-77 when a tractor-trailer slowing for an approaching work zone eventually came to a stop. The car directly behind the tractor-trailer did not stop in time and collided with the back end of the truck.
The driver, who has not been identified, was killed on impact.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Charlotte
Traffic accidents that include extremely large commercial trucks occur somewhat routinely in North Carolina, mostly because of its multiple interstates. In 2016, for instance, an estimated 14,000 accidents involving tractor-trailers happened statewide. The majority of these accidents caused serious injuries to the occupants of the smaller vehicle.
Truck drivers are some of the safest drivers on our roads, which is why truck accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents on our roadways. Truck drivers go through months to years of training and have to abide by certain rules and regulations when they hit the roads in their large vehicles. If you have been seriously harmed as a result of a truck accident, it is essential that you seek the immediate help of a North Carolina truck accident attorney. You do not want evidence to disappear too soon. An attorney will be able to help you through the difficulty of a personal injury claim.
Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here for you after you have been injured in a truck accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after an accident and extend a helping hand to you in your time of need. Our attorneys will help you navigate the legal system as you work toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. If you have been harmed in a collision and wonder where you can turn, please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help you.
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