A man from Stanfield, North Carolina is now dead after a speeding tractor-trailer ran a red light and smashed into his truck. The fatal wreck took place in Union County, NC and resulted in emergency medical teams transporting the injured driver by helicopter to the Carolinas Medical Center. Unfortunately, the help came too late as the man was ultimately pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
North Carolina troopers have said that the wreck happened early in the morning when the semi truck failed to come to a stop at a red light near the intersection of NC 218 and NC 200. The 18-wheeler crashed into the pickup truck, with the brunt of the impact on the driver’s side door.
There was another passenger in the truck who was also taken to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment. Thankfully, the accident resulted in non-life-threatening injuries for the passenger.
Police have said that the driver of the semi will be charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle given his actions.
The North Carolina Wrongful Death Attorney’s Perspective:
As North Carolina personal injury and wrongful death attorneys, we have represented many innocent victims who have been hit by distracted, drunk, impatient or inattentive drivers. The truck driver and his careless driving appear to have caused this fatal accident and the family of the victims should contact an experienced attorney to ensure that the driver is held responsible for his actions. Even if criminal charges are pursued, a civil claim against the driver can still proceed.
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