Morrisville, NC (September 16, 2020) – According to officials, one person was killed in a fatal truck collision that took place this afternoon, September 16.
The accident, according to Highway Patrol officials, took place in the eastbound lanes of I-40 around the area of Airport Boulevard in Wake County. For reasons that are not yet known, a vehicle being carried on the back of a flatbed truck came loose, crashing into another vehicle. This caused a chain-reaction collision that caused at least four vehicles to collide with each other, causing extensive damages.
Fire crews, paramedics, and many other responders were present at the scene.
One person, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene of the accident. It is not known if any parties were injured.
The roadway was closed in several lanes for approximately five hours as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Thousands of people are killed every single year in car accidents that occur on North Carolina roads. Though these accidents can happen anywhere, highways are one of the most common places where drivers engage in reckless acts. In just one recent year, it was determined that approximately 1,396 people were killed in fatal accidents in the entire state of North Carolina. These accidents take place due to many different reasons including driver distractions, DRUNK DRIVING, speeding, and more. If you have lost someone you love in an accident and wonder where you can turn, it is essential that you have a skilled attorney by your side.
No amount of money will be able to bring back a loved one whose life was taken in a car accident. However, it can help a family move forward and seek compensation as they grieve their losses following a collision that is not their loved one’s fault. You may be struggling to come to terms with what has happened to a loved one and we want you to know that you are not alone. It is essential that you seek the help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney who can play an enormous part in your personal injury claim.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our accident attorneys understand that there is nothing more devastating than having to say goodbye to a loved one whose life was suddenly taken in a fatal accident. We understand that you are suffering immensely both emotionally and financially during these difficult times. You have the right to seek compensation for a variety of aspects as you navigate the legal system for the first time. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one and you are unsure of where to turn, please do not hesitate to contact a North Carolina accident attorney at (252) 777-2222 to get started on your case.
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