Durham, NC (December 3, 2020) – Around 7 a.m. on Thursday morning, December 3, a truck accident with injuries occurred in Durham.
According to local authorities, the accident took place in the southbound lanes of NC-147 around the area of West Chapel Hill Street. A Dodge Durango SUV was driving along when, for reasons that are not yet known, it collided with a Freightliner truck driving in the area.
From there, the Durango ran off the road to the left where it struck a guardrail and slid sideways. It flipped and came to rest up against a guardrail on the highway.
The driver of the Durango was not identified. They were rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries but they are expected to be okay.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
The roadway was closed down for about four hours in the area after the accident.
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 serious accidents on our roads that are capable of leading to some of the most extensive harm. This is due to the fact that trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads. In 2016, approximately 14,000 truck accidents took place in the state of North Carolina. If you have been injured in a truck accident that is not your fault, it is important that you speak with an accident attorney in your time of need.
Being injured in a North Carolina truck accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. Because truck drivers spend long periods of time on our roads, they are more likely to become exhausted and fall asleep at the wheel. On top of that, they might become distracted with the radio, a GPS, or their cell phone. It is imperative that you speak with a personal injury attorney after you have been harmed in a truck accident that is not your fault.
Our skilled and dedicated attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here for you after an accident that is not your fault. We have the necessary resources to help you move forward after a truck accident that has turned your world upside-down. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact a North Carolina accident attorney at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can assist you.
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