Winston-Salem, NC (December 16, 2020) – Around 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, December 16, one person was killed in a fatal truck accident.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident took place on I-40 around the area of Union Cross Road in Winston-Salem. Numerous collisions occurred on that stretch of road and traffic was stopped. A passenger vehicle did not see that a box truck came to a complete stop and the two vehicles collided.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, though their identity is not yet known.
The roadway was blocked in multiple lanes in the area for some time until police were able to clear the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Truck Accidents in North Carolina
Because trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, accidents involving these large vehicles can lead to unexpected and severe harm. In some cases, they might even take the lives of those involved. Truck-related collisions increased by about 41% between 2010 and 2017, with many of these accidents leading to either injuries or fatalities. If you have lost somebody you love due to one of these accidents, it is imperative that you have the help of an attorney moving forward.
North Carolina truck accidents have been happening more and more often on our roads. As you grieve the sudden loss of your loved one who has lost their life in a truck accident, you may wonder where you can turn on a financial level. You should never have to worry about how you are going to afford to keep up with the bills that pile up after you have lost someone you love in an accident. You should immediately speak with a dedicated wrongful death attorney in North Carolina.
At Maurer Law, our skilled and dedicated attorneys are here to help you and your family after you have lost someone closest to you. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to a fatal accident caused by another party. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please contact a North Carolina accident attorney at (844) 817-8058 to find out what options are available for you.
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