A North Carolina man died when a tractor-trailer ran a red light at high speed, slamming into a pickup truck. The wreck happened at the intersection of NC 218 and NC 200 near Union City, North Carolina.
The driver of the pickup truck was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, but died later.
The police stated that the 18 wheeler approached the red light at the intersection and did not slow down. The driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.
North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Perspective:
Everyone knows how dangerous it is to run a red light, but when a tractor-trailer does not stop, the results can be especially tragic. All of us should remember that we need to pay close attention as we near an intersection and make sure that we obey all traffic laws. Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased in this terrible accident.
The family of the victim would be well served to speak to a personal injury lawyer. Many wrongful death suits are brought successfully against trucking companies whose drivers acted negligently in the performance of their duties. The fact that this driver has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle could mean that the company could be successfully sued in a wrongful death civil case.
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