A North Carolina truck driver has been charged for his role in a serious motor vehicle accident that took place on Oct. 26. The crash occurred in Craven County at around 7:57 a.m.
According to media reports, the defendant, age 45, was driving a log truck east on Old U.S. 70 in Dover when he encountered a two-axle truck that was stopped for a school bus near Kornegay Street. He failed to stop in time and proceeded to rear-end the truck, which was pulling a trailer. As a result of the collision, the truck and trailer separated. The trailer then slammed into the back of the school bus. Following impact, the log truck careened off the roadway and crashed into a ditch.
The bus was carrying 27 children at the time of the accident. Two of them were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They were later released to their parents. The defendant has been charged with careless and reckless driving in connection with the crash. He is employed by a Vanceboro trucking company.
Individuals injured in commercial truck accidents may find relief by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault truck driver and/or the trucking company that employs the driver. An attorney could use police reports and crash scene investigation results to show that the truck driver caused the accident and is, therefore, legally liable for a victim’s injuries. This could help the victim obtain a settlement that pays for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages related to the crash. Victims could begin the lawsuit process by scheduling a consultation with an attorney.
Source: WNCT, “Truck driver charged in collision involving school bus in Craven County“, Dalisa Robles, Oct. 26, 2018