This morning, reports WNCN, a bus crashed on U.S. 64 near Tarboro leaving 26 passengers with injuries, two serious. Reportedly, the bus was rear-ended by a large tractor-trailer, causing the bus to overturn. The truck driver was charged for failing to reduce speed, as well as the bus driver, who failed to have a Class B driver’s license. The eastbound lanes should reopen around noon today, according to the article.
Auto accidents are dangerous on their own, but add in a large tractor-trailer, and the danger increases dramatically. Almost 1,700 people were killed in North Carolina truck accidents from 2003-2013. With the increase of trucks on the highway these days, these accidents are unfortunately more likely to occur. For more information on the causes, statistics, and what to do if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a truck, please do not hesitate to call our Truck Accident Attorneys at Hardison & Cochran or visit our web page.
Written by: Brawley Davis
Information from: WNCN and Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law, linked above