Charlotte, NC (December 9, 2020) – A serious hit-and-run accident involving a dump truck took place on a major highway in Charlotte around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, December 9.
According to Highway Patrol officials, the accident occurred in the southbound lanes of I-85 around the area of the Brookshire Freeway. A Rowan County detention center employee had recently got off work and was on her way home in a Toyota Corolla when she was sideswiped by a dump truck that did not stop at the scene.
When the woman pulled off the roadway to call for help, her vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck that was going around 70 mph.
The woman was seriously injured as a result of the crash and was hospitalized. Her current condition is not yet known.
Police are still searching for the dump truck driver, who initially stopped at the scene for 30 seconds but then drove off. The driver could be facing charges.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in North Carolina
Truck accidents of all types are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents that take place on our roads. These accidents have been increasing on our roads despite the fact that drivers are urged to take special precautions to prevent truck accidents from happening. Between 2010 and 2017, statistics showed that truck accident collisions leading to injuries and fatalities increased by about 41% in the state of North Carolina. If you have been harmed as a result of a truck accident, you have options moving forward.
Being injured in a Charlotte truck accident can impact your life in many ways, leaving you to feel both helpless and alone as you navigate the legal system. Speaking with a skilled personal injury attorney in Charlotte can help answer some of the questions that you may have along the way when it comes to your claim. For instance, what should you say when you speak with the insurance company for the first time? What types of evidence will help you when it comes to your claim? These are questions that you will want to answer as you navigate the legal system for the first time.
At Maurer Law, our skilled and dedicated attorneys have diligently assisted those injured in truck accidents throughout the years. We understand that truck accident claims can be entirely complex and life-altering. There are many regulations that come into play as you face one of these accidents. It is important to be prepared for anything, which is why you should have an attorney on your side. Please contact a North Carolina accident attorney at (844) 817-8058 for more information on how we can help you in your time of need.
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