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Tractor Trailer and Car Collide in Durham, North Carolina

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A tractor trailer and a car hit each other in Durham, North Carolina on Red Mill Road. Local police reported that the tractor trailer hit the car coming from the other direction. Then the truck flew off the road, leaving behind heavy skid marks and smashed into a fence.

The crash happened around 12 noon near the intersection of Red Mill Road and Teknika Parkway.

The police have not yet released any information about what caused the accident.

We do not yet know who was at fault in this crash, but we often see tractor trailer drivers at fault for crashes in Virginia and North Carolina. In one of our law office’s cases, we won a $410,000 settlement for a client whose car slid on the ice and flipped. Our client got out of the car and called 911. Then, a tractor trailer hit the same ice and slammed into our client, killing him.

We argued successfully in court that a driver holding a commercial driver’s license has a higher duty of care than other motorists. Truck drivers should keep in mind that they are driving large, heavy vehicles that can do horrific damage. So, it is very important for them to drive as responsibly as possible at all times.

 

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