Southern Pines, NC (October 28, 2020) – Around 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday evening, October 27, a fatal truck accident occurred in Southern Pines.
According to North Carolina Highway Patrol officials, the accident took place at the intersection of US-1 and North May Street when an 18-wheeler and a Honda Pilot collided with each other.
The vehicles entered the intersection at the same time, which was where the 18-wheeler ran into the Honda Pilot on the passenger’s side. Both vehicles were struck so forcefully that they collided onward for a short period of time.
Several bystanders ran to aid those involved in the accident. They worked to pry open the driver’s door and removed the driver of the Pilot. They also worked to remove a small child from the back of the vehicle.
The driver of the Honda Pilot, identified only as an adult woman, was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries. The child, identified as a 4-year-old, was taken to a hospital with grave injuries. The child died while at the hospital.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was also injured and hospitalized but is expected to make a full recovery.
Due to the severity of the crash, the intersection was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident 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
Truck accidents are severe collisions that occur on our roads every single day in the U.S. In 2016 alone, it was reported that approximately 14,000 truck accidents took place due to the reckless acts of others in North Carolina. These accidents occur due to many different reasons including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and many other reasons. Because truck drivers spend long hours on our roads, these accidents occur more and more every single year. Victims are urged to speak with an accident attorney in their time of need.
North Carolina truck accidents happen in the blink of an eye when a driver engages in reckless acts. These accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries including TBIs, fractures, organ damage, and so much more. Even though truck drivers are known for being some of the safest drivers on our roads, these accidents still continue to happen every single year. If you have lost someone you love in a truck accident, it is essential that you speak with an accident attorney in your time of need. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones in accidents at https://www.riccilawnc.com/results/.
Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here to help you through one of the most devastating times in your life. A fatal truck accident can impact your life in many ways and leave you feeling alone. You have the right to seek compensation for a wide array of aspects including medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. We are here for you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help you.
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