Britton Law, P.A.
Free Consultation For Injury Cases
Due to precautions related to COVID-19, remote consultations via teleconferencing, Facetime or Skype are available. Please contact our office to discuss if this option is appropriate for your situation. Let’s all stay healthy and safe.

Truck accidents can occur even on bypasses

Tired or inattentive truck drivers can cause hazards on roads throughout North Carolina and the rest of the country. This may be true even on highways that are designed to keep truckers off main roads as much as possible. In North Dakota, the Highway 23 bypass was constructed to reduce commercial truck traffic on the main street in New Town. It was touted as a way to increase roadway safety when it was completed in 2014 at a cost of $25 million.

However, there have been multiple fatal accidents on the Highway 23 bypass. The first one occurred in 2017 when two commercial trucks collided with each other and caused a fiery explosion after one of the trucks crossed the center line. In October 2018, a commercial truck collided head-on with a passenger truck when the commercial driver also went over the center lane of traffic.

Both accidents occurred in almost the same location on the highway. A former member of the North Dakota Highway Patrol said that safety is always a top priority for trucking companies. Furthermore, new rules have been put in place to help drivers operate their vehicles in a safe manner. Among the new rules is a limit to the number of hours truckers can be on the road in a given day. They must record their hours data into an electronic logbook.

If a person is hurt in a collision with a truck, legal action may be warranted. An injury claim could lead to compensation for crash-related damages. Legal counsel may provide insight into how to proceed with a claim. Options include settling out of court or taking a case to trial.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Send Us An Email. We’ll Listen.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Britton Law, P.A.
2850 Village Drive, Suite 206
Fayetteville, NC 28304

Toll Free: 888-811-9738
Phone: 910-401-3356
Fayetteville Law Office Map

Britton Law, P.A. Office

Call Our Law Firm:

910-401-3356 ~or~ 888-811-9738
Truck accidents can occur even on bypasses | Britton Law, P.A.