Belhaven, NC (April 2, 2021) – After midnight on Friday, April 2, two people were injured in a serious tractor-trailer accident in Belhaven.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident happened on NC-264 around the area of NC-231. The driver of a Dodge Charger was traveling in the area when their vehicle struck a tractor-trailer head-on. Police believe that the driver of the Charger was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The driver of the Charger was taken to WakeMed for treatment of serious injuries. Police said that they are recovering from multiple broken bones but will be charged.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was also hospitalized but is expected to be okay.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in North Carolina
Trucks are one of the largest vehicles on our roads, which means that they are capable of causing some of the most catastrophic harm in the event of an accident. In just one year’s time in the U.S., approximately 110,000 people were injured in truck accidents due to the negligence of others. Though truck drivers are some of the safest drivers on our roads, these accidents still occur in the blink of an eye throughout the state of North Carolina. If you have been injured in a truck accident and wonder where you can turn, it is essential that you have the help of an attorney on your side.
The aftermath of a North Carolina truck accident can impact your life in many different ways, leaving you with questions that you cannot answer on your own. For instance, what types of deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to your claim? What evidence will you have to gather to prove that another party is to blame? These questions and so many more are ones that you may have after a truck accident. It is essential that you speak with a dedicated North Carolina personal injury attorney who can help you every step of the way after an accident that is not your fault.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our accident attorneys are here to help you after you have been hurt in an accident that is not your fault. We will help you hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of a serious collision. We are here to help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out what options are available for you.
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