Head-on Collision Involving Tractor-trailer Injures 13

CHARLOTTE, NC – On December 18, 2011, 13 people were injured when driver Edwin Morrow failed to keep his tractor-trailer on the road, causing him to overcorrect and hit a church van carrying fourteen people head-on. The collision occurred Headon Highway 64 in Transylvania County, NC, near Lake Toxaway. The injured persons were transported to Highlands Cashiers Hospital, Transylvania Regional and Mission Hospital. Mr. Morrow was charged with traveling left of center.

Comments from Our Trucking Attorneys

Tractor-trailers have a tendency to sway and overcorrect especially at high rates of speed. Truck drivers are taught to anticipate movements of their vehicle to keep it within its lane of travel. New technology also allows a truck driver to be warned when his vehicle is moving out of its lane. It is always truck driver error for a tractor-trailer to leave its lane of travel. We have handled a number of similar cases for our clients. For our case results, click here.

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