North Carolina State Highway Patrol
Many of the injuries and deaths that occur in car and truck accidents may be avoided if drivers play closer attention to changing road conditions and drive carefully. Unfortunately, truck accidents can often be more dangerous than car accidents as the vehicles are bigger and may be more difficult to control, therefore causing more damage.
This was the case in a recent fatal crash involving multiple vehicles in North Carolina. While driving on U.S. 158, a pick-up truck driver overshot the stop sign at an intersection, where his truck stalled in the westbound lane. A 33-year-old tractor-trailer driver making a delivery for an auto-parts company then stopped to assist the truck driver. He parked his car in the eastbound lane with both his headlights and flashers on.
A van driver also stopped to help the truck and tractor-trailer drivers.
Unfortunately, another pick-up driver rammed into the stalled pick-up truck with so much force that it spun around. The truck hit both the good Samaritans, throwing the 33-year-old tractor-trailer driver 100 feet in the air. The man died as a result of the collision and the van driver sustained serious injuries for which he was transported to a hospital.
The driver who slammed into the stalled truck also was hospitalized for serious injuries. He claimed that before the crash he could not see properly as the headlights of the tractor-trailer blinded him.
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