An accident that happened on the highway is still being investigated by authorities. The deadly accident killed a North Carolina tow truck driver. In cases like these, the family may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the other party.
The incident occurred on the highway on a recent Tuesday night when the tow truck driver was loading a vehicle onto the truck. Upon a preliminary investigation, authorities determined that the accident was caused when the driver of a semi-trailer struck the tow truck operator. The investigation further determined that the tow truck had on its yellow warning lights, and the operator had on a reflective vest. In spite of that, the driver of the semi did not move over into the left lane and, ultimately, hit the tow truck operator.
The district attorney’s office is reviewing the case, and charges are pending against the driver. This tragedy may help bring to light how important it is for semi-truck drivers to obey the law and pay attention to their surroundings at all times. No other information about this case has been reported.
An accident such as this one is tragic, especially when a death is caused by another individual. Unfortunately, a number of motorists, including semi-truck drivers, often fail to adhere to the laws of the road, and this can result in the untimely death of others. The family of the deceased tow truck operator is undoubtedly grieving and may wish to initiate a wrongful death claim against the driver of the semi-truck. By pursuing legal action, the surviving family may be awarded damages by a North Carolina civil courtroom.
Source: myfox8.com, “Tow truck driver struck and killed by passing semi-truck“, Joe Dominguez, Aug. 20, 2014