Charlotte, NC (August 20, 2020) – Around 7:30 a.m. this morning, a woman was killed in a fatal truck accident on a roadway in Charlotte.
The accident, according to police, happened on Statesville Avenue in the area of I-85. The driver of a Honda was speeding and crossed a median on Statesville Avenue, causing his vehicle to collide with a Coca-Cola box truck.
The driver of the Honda was quickly identified as Philip Agyeman, who was taken to Atrium Health Center Main. His passenger, identified only as a female, was also hospitalized. The passenger tragically passed away while at the hospital.
The Honda was badly damaged to its right side and the box truck faced extensive front-end damages. Police closed down that portion of the roadway until 11:15 a.m. while they worked to clear the scene and debris left behind.
Agyeman was charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Truck Accidents in North Carolina
In 2016 alone, it was reported that approximately 14,000 truck accidents took place in the state of North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of truck accidents occur every single year in the U.S. These accidents are typically not as common as other accidents on our roads but, when they do occur, they tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic and even fatal results. Losing somebody you love in a fatal truck accident can be an unexpected experience that leaves you with questions. It is important that you have help from a skilled legal advocate on your side every step of the way during these difficult times.
Truck drivers are known for being some of the safest drivers on our roads, which is why these accidents tend to happen far less than any other accidents on North Carolina roadways. On top of that, numerous parties could be at fault for a truck accident, which is why these claims end up being entirely complex at times. Some of the parties that could be held liable for a truck accident include the truck driver, trucking company, manufacturer, cargo loader, and numerous other parties. If you have lost a loved one in an accident and wonder where you can turn, it is essential that you speak with a North Carolina truck accident attorney immediately.
At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA, our skilled accident attorneys are here to assist your family in your wrongful death claim. We understand how devastating it can be to face the aftermath of a truck accident on your own and we will stand by your side every step of the process. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of damages including medical expenses your loved one incurred, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and so much more. Never delay when it comes to seeking help for your claim. Please contact a North Carolina accident attorney at (252) 777-2222 for more information.
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