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NC Truck Wreck Results in Head and Spinal Cord Injuries for Passenger

Two independent contractors of Rick Ware Racing (RWR) NASCAR Nationwide and Truck teams were involved in a serious truck accident March 2011 in Thomasville, North Carolina (NC), according to the News & Observer.

Reports indicate the driver of a Toyota Tundra truck lost control of his vehicle while driving on Ball Park Road in Thomasville, NC. The passenger was airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC, with spinal cord and head injuries and was listed in critical condition.

The exact details of what caused the driver to lose control of his truck remain unknown. Police continue to investigate this tragic truck crash so we will have to wait until the accident report in released to learn more.

The two men started helping RWR this season on the Nationwide and Truck teams. The driver of the truck was a 20-year veteran of the NASCAR community as a fabricator and mechanic. The passenger was an independent contract mechanic for RWR's number 15 Nationwide team.

The passenger hurt in this North Carolina truck wreck may be looking at months, or years, of rehabilitation. He may have even suffered a life-altering injury that may never fully heal. It is troubling to think that, in the blink of an eye, his life was changed forever. It illustrates the damage that can occur in a truck accident.   

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Richard N. Shapiro
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Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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