Cerro Gordo, NC (July 14, 2021) – On Monday, July 12, a man was killed in a fatal dump truck accident in an unidentified area in Cerro Gordo.
According to police, the accident happened at an intersection in Cerro Gordo. Police confirmed that an NCDOT dump truck was traveling in the area and failed to yield as it entered the intersection. The truck slammed into a vehicle being driven by an 18-year-old man from Lumberton.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The man, identified as 18-year-old Matthew Sessoms, was pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
The truck driver, identified as J.C. Soles Jr., was not injured. He has since been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and failing to yield.
The roadway was blocked following the collision for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in North Carolina
Truck accidents are not as common as other collisions on our roads but, when they do occur, they tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic results. This is due to the fact that trucks are larger than many other vehicles that navigate our roads. In just 2016 alone, it was determined that approximately 14,000 truck accidents took place in North Carolina, with hundreds of lives being taken in these accidents. Though truck drivers are known for being some of the safest drivers on our roads, these accidents still occur every single year. Losing a loved one in a truck accident can have a huge impact on every aspect of your life, which is why you should always have an attorney on your side following a collision.
Speaking with a North Carolina truck accident attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make after an accident that has taken the life of a loved one. As you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Losing somebody close to you in one of these accidents can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. If you have faced these losses, you should have the dedicated help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney by your side.
Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA have diligently assisted families who have suffered immense losses due to truck accidents. Far too often, these accidents lead to fatal results for those involved. It is never easy to come to terms with the loss of a loved one, which is why you should always have compassionate legal help on your side. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation to cover aspects such as medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. We are here for you every step of the way. Please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out what options are available for you at this time.
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