On Tuesday morning, a crash involving a dump truck had traffic backed up in Asheville for hours. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on the ramp to I-40 west at Highway 74. Although very few details have been released, we do know that a large piece of heavy equipment fell off of the back of the truck's trailer. The equipment fell onto an oncoming car. Apparently, the driver of the dump truck was traveling too fast for the roadway conditions.
Dump Truck Crash in Asheville
First responders and crews rushed to the scene, where the traffic was backed up for a few hours. The driver in the other car was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. There were also two children in her car at the time of the crash, but there's no word on whether or not either of them sustained any injuries. The dump truck driver was reportedly cited for driving too fast for conditions.
Truck Accident Investigations
Accident investigations involving commercial vehicles are often much more complicated than investigations that only involve traditional passenger occupant vehicles. Commercial drivers and trucking companies have additional rules and federal regulations to follow to ensure safety for themselves, their cargo and all other roadway users. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the agency tasked with regulating the commercial trucking industry. After an accident, it's important to have a lawyer with truck accident case experience, since these cases are so complicated. Often times, there are multiple investigative agencies involved, and it's essential to determine what went wrong in each particular case.
Truck Accidents in Asheville
Motorists in and around Asheville expect commercial drivers to keep their cargo fully secured and to safely navigate the roadways. When truck drivers aren't complying with all state and federal safety rules and regulations, they're putting lives at risk. Accidents involving large trucks can take months or longer to fully investigate. You need an attorney with proven truck accident case experience on your side. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in an accident involving a commercial truck driver, contact the skilled and proven team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free case consultation.