A mother and her daughter died from injuries they suffered in a recent auto accident near Oxford, North Carolina. The tractor-trailer driver responsible for the accident was eventually charged with a stop light violation and misdemeanor death by vehicle in connection with the crash.
According to information from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the truck driver was going east on U.S. Highway 158, also referred to as Oxford Loop Road. At around 10:30 a.m., he reportedly ran a red light at the intersection of 158 and N.C. Highway 96, and then struck a vehicle traveling south. After running into the first vehicle, the tractor-trailer hit another passenger car traveling north on N.C. 96, pushing it a few yards down the road before finally coming to a stop on top of it.
The mother and daughter killed in the crash were the only occupants inside of the second vehicle. Emergency responders pronounced them both dead at the scene. State troopers quickly arrested the truck driver, who only suffered minor injuries, and he was issued a bond of $10,000.
The truck involved in the accident is owned by ECMD Inc., a building products company. The company issued condolences to the family of the victims, but has not given any other comments due to the pending investigation of the accident.
Accidents involving semi trucks are particularly dangerous because of the sheer size of the vehicles. Additionally, the resulting personal injury or wrongful death claims from such accidents can have some extra complications because of vicarious liability issues related to trucking companies and other entities.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a North Carolina truck accident, consult an experienced North Carolina injury attorney with Lanier Law Group right away.