One person is dead after a pickup truck and electric utility truck crashed in Raleigh. The fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Anderson Drive and Six Forks Road. According to law enforcement reports, a 43-year-old Raleigh man was driving a white Ford pickup truck south on Six Forks Road when it was hit by a United Electric Company utility truck that was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Anderson Drive. The impact of the crash sent the pickup truck into a 2005 Jeep Cherokee which was stopped at the intersection.
The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The 26-year-old utility truck driver was transported to Rex Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The occupants of the Jeep, a 77-year-old man and his 78-year-old wife, were uninjured in the crash.
According to a spokesperson for the utility company, the utility worker had just completed a repair of an electric utility pole and was on his way to another repair job when the crash happened.
A police spokesperson said that an investigation is still being conducted into the cause of the accident and there are no charges have been filed.
When a tragic accident such as this one occurs, if the driver who caused the accident is working for a company at the time of the accident – such as a construction or utility company – then victims who are injured and families of victims who are killed may be able to seek damages against the company the driver was working for.
In this particular incident, if it turns out that utility driver was at fault, the family of the victim may want to contact an experienced North Carolina wrongful death attorney to find out what legal recourse they may have against the utility company.