A Davidson mother and her two children remain hospitalized after being injured in a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 64 East on Saturday.
Troopers responded at approximately 2 p.m. to reports of an accident that occurred near Blackberry Road in the Silver Valley community.
The woman driving a 2007 Nissan passenger vehicle was traveling west on U.S. Highway 64 when she ran off the right shoulder of the road and lost control of her car. The car came back into the road and crossed the centerline, striking a tractor-trailer.
Both vehicles went of the shoulder and came to a halt.
The woman driver had three children passengers, ages 10, 6, and 4. One child was not wearing a seatbelt and was unconscious when authorities arrived on the scene. All were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with serious injuries. The woman driver is in serious condition.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was ok and did not go to the hospital.
Research from the NHTSA reveal that 3,675 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks in year 2010. Moreover, 76 percent of those fatalities were occupants of other vehicles, 10 percent were nonoccupants, and 14 percent were occupants of the large trucks.
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