Zebulon, NC (February 5, 2021) – Around 11:15 p.m. on Thursday night, February 4, an officer was injured in a truck accident in Zebulon.
According to officials, the accident took place at the intersection of NC-39 and US-264. When police arrived at the scene, they found that a police officer was traveling east and went through the stop sign, colliding with a tractor-trailer. The cruiser struck the side of the truck at unknown speeds.
Paramedics and fire crews were present at the scene. The officer had to be pulled from the burning police cruiser, as he was trapped and unable to get out. He has since been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was closed in all directions until almost 3 a.m. in the morning.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
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 where some of the most extensive harm occurs every year. In just 2016 alone, it is estimated that approximately 14,000 truck accidents happened due to the outright recklessness of others. These accidents are known for being incredibly life-altering due to the fact that trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads. Many serious injuries stem from these accidents and turn victim’s lives upside-down. If you have been hurt in a collision that is not your fault, you should be prepared to speak with a legal advocate in your time of need.
Truck drivers are expected to be some of the safest drivers on our roads because they have had years of training and an understanding of regulations. However, truck drivers also spend an extended period of time on our roads, which means that they could engage in DISTRACTED DRIVING or even fall asleep at the wheel. Because of this, you may become injured in a serious truck accident that was not your fault. It is important that you seek the help of a truck accident attorney in North Carolina for help with your personal injury claim.
Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here to help you after you have been hurt in a truck crash that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after an accident and offer our help to you in your time of need. You may find that multiple parties are liable for your truck accident or that various types of laws apply to your claim. It is important that you seek immediate help in your time of need. Please contact a North Carolina accident attorney at (252) 777-2222 to find out what options are available for you.
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