Charlotte Dump Truck Catches On Fire After Accident With Another Dump Truck
There is so much going on during a car accident like the city closing down roads, towing away your car, police officers asking questions, all while the paramedics were examining you for any injuries. Your mind will be cluttered with so much to do, but at Brown Moore & Associates, we are committed to helping you through this difficult time. Our Charlotte team of car accident attorneys will work our hardest to recover the maximum amount of compensation.
Who Was At Fault For The Head-On Collision?
In Charlotte, North Carolina, Burnette, a dump truck driver, ran off the road and attempted to correct it but crossed the line and slid sideways. Another dump truck driver, Sweezy, tried to avoid the on-coming dump truck by driving off the road.
Burnette was ejected through the front window of his truck. His engine and transmission separated from each other during the ejection process. Meanwhile, Sweezy’s truck ran right down into an embankment. The catastrophe caused Sweezy’s dump truck to burst into flames.
The investigators indicated that the primary factor for causing this accident was Burnette failing to stay within his lane. Investigators did not suspect the two drivers of being under any influence, but tests were sent out regardless.
The wreck left an immense amount of oil spillage on the road near a creek and river. The city’s department of water was alerted so that they could stay cautious for the foreseeable future.
Unfortunately, Sweezy and Burnette did not survive the accident leaving behind their loved ones.
How Often Do Head-On Collisions Happen?
According to the most recent report from the North Carolina Division of Motor vehicles, a total of 281,685 car accidents took place, with 1,442 people killed in a crash and 125,454 people injured. Those numbers are high because so many activities can take away a driver’s focus from the road, distracting them long enough for a collision to occur. Some of the ways that people are distracted includes:
- Cell phone usage
- Changing radio
- Falling asleep
Burnette is part of 22.6% percentage of total crashes that occurred due to lane departure. Unfortunately, both drivers are now part of the 52.3% percentage who lost their lives due to a lane departure incident.
Not all car accidents end in death. Some victims may also experience the following:
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Damage to internal organs
- Fractured and broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Limb loss or amputation
- Damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments
- Road rash
- Tears in cartilage
A Car Accident Attorney Has Your Back
Car accidents usually consist of the “he said she said” dilemma, but this can be avoided. By hiring a knowledgeable car accident attorney, you have a greater chance of securing compensation. At Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC our Charlotte car accident attorneys are equipped with resources to investigate properly to gather enough supporting evidence.
If you or someone you care about was involved in a car accident due to another driver’s negligent actions, please reach out to us as soon as possible for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 704-335-1500.