Vanceboro, NC (January 13, 2021) – On Wednesday afternoon, January 13, a fatal head-on truck accident took place on a major roadway in Vanceboro.
According to officials, the accident took place on NC-17 when a log truck and a van collided with one another head-on. The van was traveling north and the truck was traveling south when they collided around noon. Police confirmed that both of the involved vehicles sustained heavy damages, with both found off the side of the road.
The driver of the van, identified as Gregory Henderson, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. The driver of the log truck was identified as Williard Verville, who was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The roadway was closed down in the area for approximately five hours as police worked to clear the scene.
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 known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads due to the fact that they involve some of the largest vehicles. In just one year’s time in the entire U.S., over 110,000 people were injured in serious truck accidents. North Carolina is no stranger to truck accidents, which happen due to a variety of different reasons. Truck drivers spend an extended period of time on our roads, which means that they are likely to drive distracted and fall asleep at the wheel. If you have lost a loved one in one of these collisions, you have options moving forward.
North Carolina truck accidents lead to some of the most severe injuries including spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, organ damage, and even death in the most catastrophic cases. Truck drivers are expected to abide by special regulations so that these accidents can be prevented on our roads. However, these accidents still continue to occur in the blink of an eye every year. If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, you should always be prepared to speak with a North Carolina wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Our compassionate accident attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here to help you and your family move forward after you have lost somebody close to you in a truck accident. We believe that you should have an attorney on your side to handle your claim as you move forward. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. 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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