Truck accidents: North Carolina crash leads to fatalities
When a car accident takes place, lives could be lost in an instant. The circumstances of such an accident can play a considerable role in whether an individual or multiple individuals suffer fatal injuries in a crash. Truck accidents that also involve smaller vehicles can often result in fatalities due to the size difference and impact levels of the vehicles.
A fatal accident involving a semi-truck and a car recently took place in North Carolina. It was reported that the car contained three occupants at the time of the accident. The vehicle had been attempting to make a turn when it traveled in front of the tractor-trailer. As a result, the truck collided with the car, and multiple injuries were a consequence.
The driver of the car was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were considered critical. The two other occupants of the car unfortunately suffered fatal injuries in the accident. It was reported that the truck driver did not become injured. The names and ages of the individuals involved in the crash were not disclosed, and it was also not mentioned whether any charges may be filed in relation to the fatal event.
An investigation is currently underway that may be able to determine what led to the accident taking place. This investigation may also help uncover who may have been at fault for the event. Determining such factors in fatal truck accidents is important because families of victims may wish to pursue legal action against the responsible parties. The families of the victims involved in this North Carolina accident may wish to consider filing wrongful death claims in order to seek restitution.
Source: wncn.com, “MOORE COUNTY: 2 killed in crash with tractor-trailer”, Sept. 8, 2014