On Monday morning, a crash involving an 18-wheeler had traffic backed up in Haywood County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near mile marker 18. Apparently, a semi truck driver lost control of the rig, and it crashed into a wall. The large truck lost power and lighting in the wreck, and an additional two vehicles collided with the wreckage. Very few details about the crash have been released, but we do know that the truck driver, based out of Orangeburg, South Carolina, was cited for 'exceeding a safe speed for conditions.'
Truck Crash in Haywood County
First responders and crews were quickly on the scene. There was some wintry weather activity going on at the time of the crash. Initial reports indicated that weather could have been a factor in this crash, especially if the truck driver wasn't observing the conditions and adjusting his or her speed accordingly. There has been no word on whether or not anybody was injured in this crash. Traffic was backed up near the Fines Creek exit, and crews didn't have all of the lanes reopened until sometime after 10:30 a.m.
Truck Accident Investigations
Unlike accidents involving only traditional passenger occupant vehicles, truck accidents often require additional in-depth investigations. Commercial trucking companies and drivers have to adhere to specific federal regulations for safe roadway operation. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the agency tasked with regulating the commercial trucking industry. After a truck accident, it's vital to determine if the truck driver or trucking company was in violation of any federal safety regulations.
After a Truck Accident in Asheville
Truck accidents in and around Asheville can leave victims in the hospital, out of work and feeling like they're out of options. It can take a long time to get back on your feet and back to your regular life. After any kind of accident involving a commercial truck, it's essential to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a truck accident in Asheville or any of the surrounding communities, contact the skilled team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free case consultation.