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New FMCSA Data includes Lack of Seat Belt Use

Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released safety data from 2011, including the following: One-third of truck occupant fatalities occurred when occupant was not wearing a seatbelt; 64% of large truck fatal crashes occurred on rural roads; of the 530 fatal crashes in work zones in the country, 27% — or 144 …

Tractor Trailer Spill Injures Two in Bertie County, NC

Two crates flew from a truck on southbound NC-11 in Bertie County, N.C., striking two other vehicles and injuring two motorists on Thursday, April 26. According to WNCT.com, one of the crates hit a passing tractor trailer, forcing that vehicle to veer into a tree. The driver of that truck was pinned inside his vehicle …

Woman Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Winston-Salem

The driver of a minivan was killed when a tractor trailer smashed into her vehicle in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Tuesday, March 27. According to MyFox8.com, the woman was turning from Byerly Road onto Reidsville Road when she crossed into the path of a semi traveling northbound on Reidsville. The driver of the truck swerved to …

Dump Truck Spill Causes Two Accidents in New Bern, NC

One passenger car crashed into a median cable and a second vehicle struck a guardrail after both rolled through the sludge lost by a dump truck in New Bern, N.C., on Monday, March 19. According to the Sun Journal, the dump truck was hauling a byproduct of human waste used in making fertilizer when its …

Tractor Trailer Crashes with SUV in Charlotte, NC

A motorist was injured when a tractor trailer hauling mulch overturned in west Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, March 15. According to WCNC.com, the 18-wheeler flipped and spilled mulch across Billy Graham Parkway after it collided with an SUV at about 3 p.m.  One of the drivers was freed from his vehicle by rescue crews and …

Tractor Trailer Carrying Hogs Crashes in Duplin County, NC

The driver of a tractor trailer may face charges after his rig carrying live hogs ran off of Interstate 40 in Duplin County, North Carolina on Sunday, Feb. 26. According to WNCT.com, the tractor trailer was traveling westbound when it veered off the highway and crashed. The driver was not injured, but some of the hogs …

Tractor Trailer Accident in Surry County, NC Injures Three

A commercial truck crashed through an overpass guardrail and onto the highway below, injuring three people in Surry County, North Carolina on Friday, Feb. 24. According to MyFox8.com, the tractor trailer was traveling on Interstate 74 when it veered off an overpass and onto Highway 601. Two people in a passenger car traveling on 601 …

3 Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash in Gaston County, N.C.

A tractor trailer and a passenger car were involved in a two-vehicle accident in Gaston County, N.C., on the afternoon of Monday, Feb.20, sending all three people in the passenger vehicle to the hospital with injuries. According to the Gaston Gazette, southbound N.C. 16 was closed as a result of the accident, which occurred where …

Two Trucks Involved in Fatal Accident in North Carolina

A box truck reportedly rear-ended a tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 in North Carolina on the morning of Monday, Feb. 6, killing at least one person, according to wcnc.com. The accident, which forced southbound lane closures for much of the morning, happened near a truck weigh station, according to the report. The cause of the accident …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: December 20 – December 26

Consider this: A truck accident in, for example, Ohio may be complicated if the victim is from Florida, the truck driver is from Kansas, the truck is owned by a California company, the trailer owned by a Missouri company and the driver was hauling a load from California to New York. I have handled numerous …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 1 – November 7

Attorneys handling truck accident cases should be familiar with all the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. Of course just being familiar with the regulations is not enough. Attorneys must also conduct thorough discovery in order to apply those regulations to the facts of a specific case. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: June 28 – July 4

In order to be effective, a truck accident attorney must be competent, knowledgeable and working for you. He must have the trial skills to take your case all the way. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, many of them similar to those noted below. If you need an attorney or if …

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