Truck Accident Kills Teen in Greensboro, North Carolina
RANDLEMAN, NC- Myfox8.com writes that a teenager died this week when a large truck collided with the boy on Interstate 73 in the late morning. The victim, who was from Greensboro, died at the scene of the crash.*
The victim was traveling in a Ford box truck with three other people when the truck ran out of gas. The eighteen-year-old was putting fuel into the truck on the shoulder of the roadway when a 2009 Volvo semi struck the boy.
Responders cleared the scene and reopened the roadway several hours later.
The investigation into the collision is still underway, and officers are requesting that anyone with information report to the State Highway Patrol.
When a vehicle breaks down on a highway, the occupants can be placed in a dangerous situation — getting out of a vehicle while on the shoulder of the road places people in harm's way. There is often little space between the individuals and the flow of fast-moving traffic. Unfortunately, vehicles often veer onto the shoulder and the results can be deadly.
When possible, it is best to stay in a disabled vehicle and call for help from professionals. By remaining seated in the automobile with a seatbelt fastened, the occupants will benefit from the protective safety features of that vehicle. While there are some occasions when exiting a vehicle may be necessary, for instance, if the car catches on fire, these cases are rare. If the individuals must exit, they should do so on the side farthest away from the road and use extreme caution in doing so. No one should ever assume that other drivers see them.
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Sources:https://myfox8.com/2020/01/10/greensboro-teen-killed-in-crash-with-tractor-trailer-troopers-say/ and https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/morris/rockaway-township/2017/07/05/vehicle-disabled-highway-dont-get-out/453784001/