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Accident Involving Log Truck Causes Death

A Powellsville man was killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer hauling lumber while driving on the evening of Tuesday, July 7. According to Chief David Powell of the Powellsville Volunteer Fire Department and Sergeant A. L. Bowen of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. that evening when a… Read More »

2 Dead After Truck Accident Near Greensboro

Two people were killed Sunday, July 19 when the driver of a tractor-trailer somehow lost control of his vehicle and plowed into a group of motorcyclists on the shoulder of the highway. According to local authorities from Guilford County, the deceased victims were a 37-year-old man from Woodbridge and a 51-year-old man from South Chesterfield,… Read More »

Bridge in North Carolina Has Seen Nearly 100 Truck Accidents

In Durham, North Carolina, there is an old bridge constructed more than 100 years ago, an era with very few clearance regulations. But within the last several years, there have been numerous issues with tractor-trailers attempting to drive under it and hitting the underside with the tops of their trailers, essentially getting “scalped” in the… Read More »

Pastor Forgives Man Responsible for Accident that Killed Son

A Charlotte pastor and his young family suffered a terrible loss over Memorial Day weekend in a truck accident that killed a two-year-old boy and a newborn infant. The family was returning from a wedding when a six-wheeled commercial box truck crashed into their car. The pregnant mother had an emergency C-section, but the infant… Read More »

Mother and Daughter Killed in North Carolina Truck Accident

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… Read More »

Charlotte Tractor-Trailer Accident Claims Three Lives

Three people were killed in a recent accident in the northbound section of Interstate 77 near Clanton Road in Charlotte, North Carolina. The accident reportedly happened in the early morning hours of April 20 when a BMW became trapped underneath a tractor-trailer. North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said that the BMW had slammed into the… Read More »

NTSB Makes Recommendations on Truck Safety

Citing the rising death toll associated with accidents that involve passenger vehicles and large trucks, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently made recommendations to promote safety and reduce the number of crashes on American roads. The consequences of an accident between a semi-truck and a smaller vehicle can be horrific. With its speed and… Read More »

What HOS Regulations Mean to Truck-Injured Motorists

There are many reasons that accidents involving commercial trucks are legally and factually more complicated than accidents involving only passenger vehicles. One important aspect of which many people are unaware is the role Hours of Service (HOS) regulations can play in determining fault on the part of commercial vehicle drivers and their employers. Distracted driving… Read More »

Large Truck on the Road? Steer Clear

Recent data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals large trucks are more dangerous than ever.  Facing an increase in the number of people killed each year in collisions with tractor-trailers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiated regulatory changes in 2011. Targeting the fatigue often underpinning fatal truck accidents, the… Read More »

Issues that Can Contribute to North Carolina Truck Accidents

Just as trucks are more mechanically complex than passenger cars, accidents involving trucks are more legally complex than those between two or more private passenger vehicles. Truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to numerous regulatory requirements instituted to protect the safety of other motorists. When a violation of one or more of these regulations… Read More »

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