Catawba Co., NC – Teen Struck, Killed at Caleb Rd & E Maiden Rd

Catawba Co., NC – Teen Struck, Killed at Caleb Rd & E Maiden Rd

Catawba Co., NC (March 6, 2024) – A 15-year-old lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident that occurred late Tuesday afternoon in Catawba County. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol was called to the scene of the accident at approximately 3:50 p.m. on March 15.

According to reports provided by local news sources, a teenager was riding a skateboard on Caleb Road in the area near East Maiden Road when they were struck by a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer, which was traveling south on the roadway. The pedestrian was severely hurt in the crash. Emergency medical services responded to the scene of the accident to treat the victim. EMS transported the teen to a local hospital, where they died from their injuries. No other injuries were reported. The circumstances surrounding the accident are currently being investigated.

We offer our condolences to the family of the victim killed in this crash.

Fatal Auto Accidents in North Carolina

Catawba Co., NC – Teen Struck, Killed at Caleb Rd & E Maiden RdDealing with fatal collisions can be incredibly devastating. Unfortunately, truck crashes claim thousands of lives annually across the United States, and numerous instances of such accidents occur right here in North Carolina.

In most cases, fatal collisions stem from driver negligence, with leading factors including:

  • Driver impairment
  • Drivers recklessly switching lanes
  • Driver distractions
  • Drivers running red lights
  • Drivers failing to yield

Any negligent action has the potential to cause a severe accident, disrupting the lives of families profoundly. Truck crashes, in particular, are more likely to result in severe injuries due to the massive size of these vehicles. When pedestrians are involved in these accidents, the chances of severe injuries are drastically increased. Pedestrians have no protection during accidents to begin with. When the accident involves a vehicle, which can weigh over 80,000 pounds, it can have devastating consequences.

Regardless of the specific accident type that claimed your loved one’s life, seeking justice is crucial if another person’s negligence was the cause. Seeking guidance from a fatal truck accident lawyer in North Carolina immediately offers the best chance of obtaining justice and holding the negligent party accountable.

Losing a loved one is a heartbreaking experience, especially when it is preventable. At Ted Greve & Associates, we are committed to helping families seek justice and receive the compensation they deserve in these tragic cases. Our experienced attorneys will tirelessly fight on your behalf, allowing you to focus on healing and moving forward. Understanding the financial burden accompanying the loss of a loved one, we will work diligently to secure your future needs. If you have suffered this unimaginable loss, do not hesitate to contact our dedicated legal team for a free consultation at (800) 693-7833. Let us stand by your side during this difficult time and help you seek the closure and justice you rightfully deserve.