Lenoir Truck Accident in Caldwell County Injures Three People

October 8, 2010, by Michael A. DeMayo

A Lenoir traffic accident between a dump truck and a pickup truck has sent three people to the hospital. State police say that the Caldwell County, North Carolina truck accident happened on Thursday afternoon when the driver of a pickup truck drove over the center line of Cheraw Road and crashed into the dump truck head-on. The dump truck driver reportedly tried to but failed to avoid becoming involved in the Lenoir truck collision.

Emergency personnel had to cut off the pickup truck’s doors to rescue the three people inside. Two of the North Carolina traffic crash victims, the 19-year-old driver and a 17-year-old passenger, were flown to the hospital. A 16-year-old passenger was also transported to the hospital. The trucker wasn’t injured. The teen driver may be charged with allegedly causing the collision.

The cause of the crash is unclear. Troopers believe that the heaviness of the dump truck was a contributing factor in terms of the impact of collision being so strong.

Dump Truck Accident
Colliding with a dump truck can be a brutal experience for those involved. These large trucks are so big and heavy that they can cause serious damage during impact. Serious injuries and deaths can occur.

Dump truck drivers must exercise caution at all times to avoid becoming involved in a truck crash. That said, truck accidents can also occur as a result of the other motorist’s careless or reckless mistakes or other reasons not related to the truck driver or the trucking company.

3 Injured In Crash Involving Dump Truck, WSOCTV, October 8, 2010

Three Teens Hurt, Two Airlifted from Caldwell Wreck, GoBlueRidge, October 8, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Teen Drivers, Motor Vehicle Safety, CDC

Car Accidents, Justia