Charlotte, NC (December 17, 2020) – Around 8:41 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, December 17, a truck accident took place in Charlotte.
Few details have been released but it is believed that the accident occurred when an 18-wheeler struck a passenger vehicle in the southbound lanes of I-85 headed toward Belmont. Police confirmed that the truck continued onward without stopping. It is not known if the driver knew that they hit the vehicle.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were called to the scene where they assisted the driver of the passenger vehicle with injuries. The party was transported to the hospital for treatment but their condition is not yet known.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in North Carolina
Truck accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads due to the fact that they involve some of the largest vehicles. In 2016, it was reported that approximately 14,000 truck accidents took place across the state of North Carolina due to the negligence of others. These accidents tend to lead to serious injuries including spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, and more. If you have sustained injuries in a truck accident, you should immediately seek the help of an attorney.
Being injured in a North Carolina truck accident can impact your life in many ways, leaving you to feel both helpless and alone. Truck drivers spend some of the longest periods of time on our roads, which means that they are more likely to engage in distracted driving or even fall asleep at the wheel. If you have been injured in one of these accidents, you should always be prepared to speak with a North Carolina personal injury attorney.
Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA are here for you after you have been seriously harmed in a truck accident that is not your fault. We believe that you have many options when it comes to holding a party liable for the harm that they have caused you. You should never have to stand alone when it comes to an accident that is not your fault. If you have been injured in an accident, please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can assist you.
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