Seven people were injured Wednesday morning when a crash involving a tractor-trailer and three other people happened on Interstate 85 south.
The crash happened soon after 8:30 a.m. on I-85 south near Statesville Road after a Ford F-150 crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer, causing the tractor-trailer to run over a passenger car containing two people.
Emergency medical crews had to free two victims from the car that was mangled by the tractor-trailer.
Police closed all southbound lanes around 8:45 a.m. so that crews could work the scene.
According to Medics, two victims suffered life-threatening injuries and one victim suffered potentially life-threatening injuries. Six people were transported to Carolinas Medical Center Main and one person was taken to Presbyterian Hospital.
The crash occurred near the same location of a deadly wreck that happened just a week before, involving a tractor-trailer that caught on fire.
In studies conducted by the NHTSA, fatalities from crashes involving large trucks in 2010 reveal that 76 percent were occupants of other vehicles, 10 percent were nonoccupants, and 14 percent were occupants of the large trucks. It’s important for drivers to exercise extra caution around large vehicles, like commercial trucks and busses, since the everyday driver is at a serious disadvantage. If you have been involved in a serious accident, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower. Our attorneys can guide you along your path to recovery. Call 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free today.