Driver of 18-wheeler Cited for Causing Accident With Injuries on Monroe Expressway in North Carolina
UNION COUNTY, NC – According to an online news repot at wsoctv.com, the North Carolina Highway Patrol is currently conducting an investigation following a serious accident in Union County, North Carolina that sent an officer and a construction worker to the hospital earlier this week.*
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is currently conducting an investigation of a tractor-trailer that crashed, causing injuries to a construction worker and a police trooper.
The accident occurred in the night time hours in the easterly lanes of the Monroe Expressway close to Hemby Bridge.
It appears that the driver of the 18-wheeler fell asleep and slammed into three automobiles, which included a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper’s vehicle.
Per officials, the 18-wheeler hit into a construction truck. Then its trailer became dislodged and slammed into the patrolman’s vehicle. The patrol car then, due to the force of the impact, hit into another construction truck and turned over.
Luckily, the police trooper and construction worker did not sustain serious injuries in the accident. Both were taken to an area hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.
The driver of the tractor-trailer received a citation for reckless driving. There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the local police.
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