Conover, NC (November 18, 2020) – On Tuesday evening, November 17, a fatal head-on collision involving two vehicles took place on a highway in Conover.
According to Catawba County officials, the accident happened on NC-16 around the area of I-40 when a rental truck was making a left turn onto a ramp. A pickup truck was headed south on NC-16. The rental truck continued turning, which is when the vehicles collided head-on with each other.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The driver of the pickup truck, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The condition of the driver in the rental truck is not yet known, though police confirmed that the driver remained at the scene.
Police worked to clear the scene of the accident for several hours.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Truck Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina truck accidents have been increasing on our roads over the past few years. In fact, according to statistics, fatal truck-related collisions increased by 41% between the years 2010 and 2017. Truck accidents are so commonly fatal due to the fact that they involve some of the largest vehicles on our roads. Victims are sometimes catastrophically injured in these accidents or lose their lives due to the negligence of another party. If you have suffered these losses, you and your family may wonder where you can turn.
Losing somebody you love in a North Carolina truck accident can happen so unexpectedly and put you in a challenging position. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder where you can turn to gain financial compensation for the losses that you are facing. No family should ever have to worry about how they are going to afford to pay the bills that pile up after a fatal accident. Truck drivers or any related parties who are liable for your loved one’s accident should be responsible for the damages that continue to increase after the accident. It is imperative that you seek the immediate help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
At Maurer Law, our dedicated and compassionate accident attorneys have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents. We understand how complex truck accidents can be due to the consideration of regulations and various parties who could be at fault for your loved one’s accident. For instance, you could have a claim against a truck driver, a trucking company, a manufacturer, or a cargo loader depending on the circumstances of your accident. If you have suffered from immense losses due to a truck accident caused by another party, you have many rights and options moving forward. Please do not hesitate to contact a North Carolina accident attorney at (844) 817-8058 for more information on the options available for you.
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