In May of this year, a tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 77 during Rock Hill’s evening rush hour, causing serious delays for all drivers south of the border.

According to the Rock Hill police report, the tractor-trailer apparently had been heading northbound and some how made it into the southbound lanes. Luckily, the only vehicle involved in the accident was  the tractor-trailer. Moreover, the driver and passenger of the tractor-trailer did suffer minor injuries, but were released from the hospital the same day.

Helicopter surveillance showed that around 5:30 p.m., only one lane of traffic was moving, and all drivers had to veer around the wrecked tractor-trailer.

Consequently, the traffic was backed up for nearly five miles and the wreck took over two hours to clean up, causing severe traffic for fellow Rock Hillians.

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.  If you or a loved one has been harmed in a tractor-trailer accident, please call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.  Hire the best tractor-trailer accident attorneys with whom you have the most confidence in.