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Surry County, North Carolina – A Stranded Driver on the Side of the Road Hit By Tractor-Trailer and Killed

Posted By Danny Dalton | April 5 2022 | Car Accidents

Jeff Vickers of Brenton, West Virginia Killed in Trucking Accident in Surry County, North Carolina

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at approximately 1:45 a.m., Jeff Vickers’ vehicle broke down on US 52 Southbound in Surry County, North Carolina. Fox 8 reports that a driver pulled to the side of the road, called for a tow truck, and waited. The tow truck arrived and was about to retrieve the disabled vehicle when a semi-truck hit the tow truck and struck and killed the driver of the broken-down vehicle. The tow truck driver was not injured. Charges are pending on this case.

Who Is At-Fault – the Tow Truck Driver or the Tractor-Trailer?

Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced truck accident lawyer, represents victims injured or killed in box truck and 18-wheeler accidents. Below, Attorney Mickelsen shared his insight into the legal options available to victims injured in commercial truck accidents.

“According to the news articles, the tow truck vehicle was partially in the roadway when it stopped to assist the stranded driver. This, of course, impeded the flow of traffic. On the other hand, there is the tractor-trailer driver who may not have kept a safe lookout of what was in front of him. Oftentimes, commercial vehicle drivers work long hours and struggle with falling asleep at the wheel. This is why there are strict regulations governing a driver’s hours.”

What Should I Do When I Or A Loved One Have Been Involved In A Trucking Accident?

“In the wake of such a catastrophic event, it is critically important that key evidence is not lost or destroyed – including, witness testimony, dash and body cam footage from responding officers, dash cam from the truck involved, hours of service logs for the at-fault truck driver, electronic black box data from all vehicles involved, vehicle inspections from the at-fault truck, toxicology reports, etc.”

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 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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Past results are not a guarantee of future results. The information contained in this post is from news articles and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct or remove this post upon request. The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice.

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