Salisbury, NC (November 20, 2020) – Around 6 a.m. on Friday morning, November 20, one person was killed in a fatal truck accident in Salisbury.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident took place on I-85 around the area of the Yadkin River Bridge. A gas truck was driving on the highway when it collided with the back of a tractor-trailer due to reasons that are not yet known. After the initial wreck, another tractor-trailer approached the area and collided with the tractor-trailer. A third tractor-trailer also became involved in the accident but fled the scene.
The driver of the gas truck, who has not yet been identified, was thrown out of his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the second tractor-trailer had to be hospitalized with serious injuries but is expected to be okay.
Due to the severity of the collision, southbound lanes of I-85 were closed down in the area for an extended period of time and were not reopened until 10:30 a.m.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in North Carolina
In 2016, approximately 14,000 truck accidents took place in the state of North Carolina due to the negligence of others. Every year since these accidents have been increasing throughout the state due to reckless reasons. Truck accidents do not happen as commonly as many other accidents on our roads but, when they do, they lead to some of the most catastrophic harm. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident, it is important that you immediately seek the help of an accident attorney who can assist you when it comes to your claim.
North Carolina truck accidents take place due to many different reasons. Truck drivers sometimes fall asleep at the wheel because they have spent long periods of time on our roads without sleeping. On other occasions, a driver might become distracted after they have been driving for several hours. No matter what reasons led to your truck accident, it is imperative that you have a wrongful death attorney on your side after you have lost a loved one in a truck accident. See our proven track record of success representing those who have suffered devastating losses in accidents at https://www.riccilawnc.com/results/.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our accident attorneys have helped many victims through one of the most difficult times in their lives. We have the resources necessary to help you be successful when it comes to your truck accident claim. Our attorneys will help you seek compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more after someone you love has been taken from you. As you grieve your losses, you should not have to worry about the bills that continue to pile up. Please contact a North Carolina accident attorney at (252) 777-2222 to find out what options are available for you.
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