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Tractor Trailer Wreck Caused by Debris From Earlier Accident, Driver Cited

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What Happened:

Traffic was backed up earlier this week on I-85 in North Carolina between exists 83 and 84 when a UPS truck crashed and a second tractor-trailer crashed on the axle from the first truck.

A UPS driver was headed northbound on I-85 early in the morning when a gust of wind caught the back of the trailer and caused his vehicle to veer. The truck then smashed into a guardrail which knocked the back axle off the trailer.

Only moments later, another tractor-trailer, came down the same lane and hit the axle resting in traffic. The second truck then ran off the side of the road into an embankment. The driver of the second tractor-trailer complained of back injuries and sought medical attention.

The UPS driver whose axle caused the second truck to wreck has been charged with failing to maintain lane control.

North Carolina Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

Speed and inattention was yet again a factor in a terrible and unnecessary accident. Had the first truck driver been paying better attention and moving at a slower speed, the terrible wreck might never have occurred. Given that the first driver has been cited for failing to maintain lane control, the injured victim should consult with a North Carolina personal injury attorney to discuss what legal options may be available to him.

Helpful Info:

If you or a member of your family has been injured in a crash involving or caused by a tractor-trailer or other large commercial truck, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options to file claims for compensation by downloading this free report.

Have Questions? 

Our NC personal injury attorneys know that victims of truck accidents are going to have questions, but may be hesitant to contact a lawyer at first. Our knowledgeable professionals provide answers to many common questions that people ask when they are injured in a truck wreck.


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Richard N. Shapiro
North Carolina Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Rated as a Best Lawyer for Injury Law
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