This news is to promote awareness around the dangers of motor vehicle accidents in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. Our team at The Law Offices of Jason E.Taylor has represented thousands of clients who have been the victims of other’s negligence while operating motor vehicles. We deeply understand the profound impacts these accidents can have on so many families and loved ones.
A multiple-vehicle crash occurred On Thursday, November 16 at approximately 11:30 p.m. that resulted in critical injuries to a Hickory woman. The NC State Highway Patrol responded to NC 16 at Buffalo Shoals Road in Catawba County. The collision involved three passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer.
A 2023 Toyota Corolla heading north on NC 16, entered the intersection at a red light and struck a 2011 Honda Accord attempting to make a left turn from Buffalo Shoals Road onto NC 16. The collision caused both vehicles to become disabled in the northbound lanes of NC 16. Roughly two minutes later, a 2010 Honda Civic, also traveling north on NC 16, struck the Accord. Following the collision, the driver of the Civic was able to pull off to a safe location on the shoulder of the roadway, away from the two disabled vehicles in the roadway.
A 2001 Peterbilt tractor-trailer driving north on NC 16 struck both disabled vehicles. The impact caused the tractor-trailer and the Corolla to travel off the right side of the road into utility wires supporting an electrical power pole. The pole fell, striking the tractor-trailer and causing it to become inflamed.
Flames spread to the Corolla. The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 71-year-old man from Tennessee, and two civilians responded by removing the driver of the Corolla from the burning vehicle. The driver is 34-year-old Julia Annice Chandler of Hickory. Chandler was critically injured and transported by medical helicopter to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, with life-threatening injuries.
The tractor-trailer driver was not injured, The driver of the Accord, a 21-year-old Newton man was transported by EMS to Catawba Valley Medical Center, with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Civic, a 61-year-old Newton woman was not injured.
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