GREENWOOD, WV – An accident involving a semi-truck and a car unfolded in Doddridge. The incident occurred on Route 50 in Greenwood, prompting a coordinated effort by local agencies.
At approximately 2:50 p.m. on Friday, the Doddridge County 911 Center received a call reporting a crash on Route 50 in Greenwood. The accident involved a semi-truck and a passenger car, resulting in an emergency response.
Officials from the 911 Center have confirmed that one person was airlifted to a medical facility via HealthNet, while another individual was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. The conditions of the individuals undergoing medical care remain unknown at this time.
No further information was available.
More Details and Time will Reveal What Caused this Large Truck to Collide with the Car
Another car collision with a large truck 20 times its weight. These crashes keep happening at a concerning rate: over 117,000 large truck accidents resulting in injury occurred in 2021. (The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). In accidents like these, it is crucial that all the facts come out so those responsible are held accountable.
We don’t have many details yet on what caused this crash. Even so, what we know about this accident (and really any large truck accident with a passenger car) is that the smaller vehicle will always be at a disadvantage and more at risk for danger when commercial trucks due to the passenger car’s smaller size and lighter weight. This is why truck drivers need to follow special rules and regulations provided by the federal government. These rules include hours of operation requirements, appropriate speed based on conditions, and proper handling of commercial vehicles on public roadways.
These rules provide additional safety steps designed to protect the motoring public. In a case like this, even if there is fault on part of the passenger car driver, it is important to determine if the trucker took all reasonable precautions required. Failure to follow the basic rules of safety applicable to commercial truckers can lead to devastating consequences.
We hope all the details of this accident lead to answers soon, and if any negligence caused this accident, it is brought to the law to compensate those suffering the consequences.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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