Four people, including three children, were hospitalized after crashing head-on into a tractor-trailer on U.S. 64 East near N.C. 109 in Davidson County Saturday.

According to authorities, the crash occurred around 2 p.m. when a eastwardly bound Nissan passenger car collided with a tractor-trailer that was headed in the opposite, westbound lane.

All four people in the car were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, three with serious injuries and one with critical injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Studies from 2010 reveal that 3,675 people were killed and 80,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks.  During that same year, 276,00 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes.  Of the fatalities involving large trucks reported in 2010, 76 percent were occupants of other vehicles, 10 percent were nonoccupants, and 14 percent were occupants of the large trucks.

Although truck drivers are required to have more skills than the normal driver, the shear size of these vehicles provides reason enough to exercise caution.  When you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident, the Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower can be there to assist you on your path to recovery.  Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.