A Rock Hill resident lost his life in a multi-car collision involving a tractor-trailer, that consequently ended in a massive fire on Interstate 85.
The accident occurred last Friday, around 1:45 p.m., on I-85 going southbound near the Statesville Road exit. The tractor-trailer was owned and operated by a Food Delivery Service, who had been travelling to Asheboro, N.C., and were on their way back to Rock Hill, SC. The tractor-trailer was empty at the time of the accident.
When the tractor-trailer slide out of control, it slammed into the back of a female driver’s vehicle, trapping her inside. This particular victim was the first one hit in the multi-car collision at hand.
Speed and alcohol have not been considered as attributing factors to the crash.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a typical trucking accident or ” tractor-trailer” accident occurs when the larger trucks, usually over 10,000 lbs., collides with other vehicles, trucks, or even worse, pedestrians. The DOT statistics states that around 500 thousand of these accidents occur each year. Of these, 5,000 or so end in fatalities. Even more disturbing, one out of every eight traffic accidents that end in death, are involved with a trucking collision.
In the event that you, or someone you love has found themselves involved in a tractor-trailer, truck, or ” big rig” accident, please call the experience Commercial Truck Attorneys at Reeves, Aiken and Hightower, LLP to evaluate your claim and help get you the justice you deserve!
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