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High Point, NC - Injuries Reported as Tractor Trailor Overturned During Crash Spilling Diesel Fuel on Jamestown Parkway

High Point, NC - Injuries Reported as Tractor Trailor Overturned During Crash Spilling Diesel Fuel on Jamestown Parkway
Published: June 2, 2023
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on June 2, 2023

Tractor Trailor and Car Crash Causing Injuries and Road Closure

According to WFMy, an accident involving a collision between a tractor-trailer and a car caused a major road closure on Thursday morning, June 1, 2023. The collision occurred on the westbound side of Jamestown Parkway at Manor Drive in High Point, NC.

As a result of the impact, the tractor-trailer overturned, causing a substantial diesel fuel spill that posed both environmental and safety concerns. The spill required immediate attention, and specialized teams were dispatched to the scene to contain and mitigate the potential risks. While the authorities have reported minor injuries sustained in the accident, the exact number of individuals affected remains undisclosed.

Due to the severity of the incident and the ensuing cleanup efforts, the westbound side of Jamestown Parkway has been closed at Manor Drive. It is currently unknown how long the closure will persist, as the investigations and cleanup operations are ongoing. High Point police are actively working to reopen the road as soon as possible and ensure the safety of motorists and residents in the area.

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Can I Sue if Injured in a Tractor Trailer Accident

Attorney contributor Kristen Beightol is an experienced tractor trailer accident lawyer who represents injured clients across the state of North Carolina. Kristen helps truck accident victims get the compensation they deserve. She recently discussed the legal options available for victims injured during a tractor trailer accident.

"Tractor trailers, including fuel trucks, play a crucial role in our economy by transporting goods across vast distances. However, their sheer size and weight can pose significant risks on the road. Tragically, accidents involving tractor-trailers can lead to severe injuries and even fatalities. As an experienced truck accident lawyer, I believe it is vital for victims to understand their legal rights in such situations.

First and foremost, victims injured in tractor-trailer accidents have the right to seek compensation for their injuries and losses. However, it is crucial to remember that determining liability in tractor trailer accidents can be complex. Several parties may be involved, including the truck driver, trucking company, maintenance contractors, vehicle manufacturers, and even government entities responsible for road design and maintenance. An experienced attorney can help investigate the accident thoroughly to identify all potentially responsible parties.

A trucking company has a significant responsibility to ensure the safety of others on the road. They have a duty to hire qualified and competent drivers. They should conduct thorough background checks, verify driving records, and ensure that drivers possess the necessary qualifications and licenses. Additionally, they should provide adequate training on safe driving techniques, handling of the specific type of truck, and compliance with applicable regulations. They must also monitor the condition of brakes, tires, lights, and other crucial components to prevent mechanical failures that could lead to accidents.

Failure to fulfill these duties and uphold safety standards can result in accidents and harm to others on the road. When a trucking company breaches its duty of care, it may be held liable for the injuries and damages caused by its negligence.

It is important to be aware that there is a limited timeframe, known as the statute of limitations, within which injured individuals must file their claims. Failing to meet this deadline may result in the loss of the right to seek compensation. Therefore, consulting with an attorney promptly after the accident is crucial to ensure all legal rights are protected."



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