A Lexington-area crash involving a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and an 18-wheeler on Thursday, July 16, resulted in injury and loss of life. According to a report by The Dispatch, the accident happened on the southbound I-85 Business Loop at approximately 9 p.m. when the vehicles collided near Winston Road.
Big Rig Rear-ended
According to authorities, the 39-year-old male driver of the big rig slowed his vehicle due to a concern over the amount of clearance available at the Winston Road bridge. However, the semi reportedly cleared the bridge. The Sonic then rear-ended the semi when the 42-year-old female motorist allegedly failed to slow down in time.
Firefighters Extricate Victims
Members of the Lexington Fire Department required about 20 minutes to extricate the occupants of the vehicle. According to a Lexington Police Department release, two 15-year-old individuals died in the wreck. The driver of the Sonic required transport to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center via helicopter due to serious injuries. Medical personnel later reported her condition as stable. The truck driver was not injured in the crash.
The Reconstruction Unit of the LPD was on the scene to investigate why the accident happened.
Although this accident investigation is ongoing, it is possible for victims of traffic accidents to seek compensation under certain circumstances. When it is possible to reasonably assert that the negligent conduct of another individual led to injury or loss of life, it is possible to file civil litigation seeking monetary damages.
If you or a loved one in a victim of an accident, it is possible to discuss the matter with semi-truck accident lawyers. Our firm provides this type of consultation at no cost and without obligation. To learn more about our services, please contact us.