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Dump Truck Negligence? Dump Truck Driver Falls Asleep at Wheel and Collides with Charlotte, North Carolina School Bus

Posted By Danny Dalton | May 12 2022 | Truck Accidents

Unsafe Truck Driver? Dump Truck Crosses Center Line and Injures 15 students and 2 drivers in Charlotte, North Carolina

Local news reports that on Wednesday, May 10, 2022, at 6:30 a.m., a dump truck driver fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the center line, and struck a Charlotte-Mecklenberg school bus leaving 17 injured. The collision took place on Sharonbrook Drive near Sharon Road West. The driver of the bus appears to have major injuries. The dump truck driver was cited for driving left of center. Charlotte Mecklenberg Police continue to investigate.

According to news reports, the model of the bus was under recall. The styrene blocks used to make the seats lack enough impact absorption in specific areas, which may increase the risk of injury during a crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

What Evidence Matters?

Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced dump truck accident lawyer, represents victims injured or killed in dump truck accidents. Below, Attorney Mickelsen shared his insight into the legal options available to victims injured in commercial truck accidents.

Dash Cam Video

Witness statements and contact information

Photographs from the scene

Electronic black box data from all vehicles involved

Vehicle inspections

Hours of service logs

Toxicology reports

Also, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that the bus was under recall due to defective seats, which increase the risk for injury and death. Where there is a potential defective product claim, preserving the seats and school bus is imperative.

An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from trucking and towing accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.


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