Rowland, NC (August 28, 2020) – Around 9 a.m. this morning, a woman was killed in a truck crash in Rowland.
The accident, according to police, took place at the intersection of Dew Road and Union School Road. A 65-year-old named Kenneth White was operating his tractor-trailer traveling east on Union School when the truck collided with a vehicle headed southbound.
The driver of the passenger vehicle was identified as Kimberly Locklear. Her vehicle went off the side of the road and overturned onto its roof. The tractor-trailer also went off the road and rolled onto its side.
Paramedics were dispatched to the scene of the accident. Locklear was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. White was hospitalized at Southeastern Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Truck Accidents in North Carolina
Tens of thousands of truck accidents happen every year in the state of North Carolina. Approximately 14,000 truck accidents took place in the state in 2016 alone. These accidents tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic injuries due to the fact that trucks are some of the largest vehicles that navigate our roads. However, because truck drivers are known for being some of the safest drivers on our roads, these accidents do not tend to happen as often as others. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a fatal truck accident, it is important that you understand you have many options moving forward.
Truck accidents happen due to many different reasons including merging issues, DRIVERS FALLING ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL due to putting in long hours, distracted driving, and many other aspects. On top of that, an employer could be to blame if they hired a truck driver who was ill-experienced and caused a collision. There are many parties who could be to blame in these accidents, which is why they are considered to be complex in nature. Losing somebody you love in a collision can affect you in many ways and leave you feeling helpless. It is important that you have a North Carolina truck accident attorney on your side who has experience with wrongful death claims.
At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA, our accident attorneys are here to help you and your family after you have lost a loved one in a truck accident. We understand that the aftermath of a truck accident can be incredibly distressing and you may wonder what options are available for you during these challenging times. It is essential that you have the skilled help of a wrongful death attorney by your side who has worked these cases in the past. We will help you navigate the legal system as you work toward the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney at (252) 777-2222 to find out what legal options are available for you.
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