July 26, 2012
A 44-year-old truck driver from Georgia was responsible for causing an accident on I-80 in Durham, North Carolina, earlier this week that left two people, including a police officer, seriously injured. According to WRAL News, alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash.
The North Carolina truck accident happened around 3:15 p.m. yesterday just moments after an officer with the Durham Police Department had pulled over a 50-year-old female driver of a 2010 Mazda 3 for a traffic violation. The officer was getting ready to exit her vehicle when the intoxicated driver of a tractor-trailer veered off the highway and plowed into the police cruiser. The impact caused the cruiser to shoot forward and strike the rear of the Mazda.
The officer was seriously injured as a result of the incident and was taken to a local university hospital where she remains in critical condition. The driver of the Mazda was treated and released.
The driver of the truck was charged with DWI and one count of careless and reckless driving.
The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers with HensonFuerst Injury Lawyers maintain that truck drivers and trucking companies are held to strict standards for operating commercial trucks and can be held liable for an accident that causes injury or property damage. This is why the firm would advise anyone who has been injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer to contact an experienced attorney immediately.