Tractor Trailer Spill Injures Two in Bertie County, NC

Two crates flew from a truck on southbound NC-11 in Bertie County, N.C., striking two other vehicles and injuring two motorists on Thursday, April 26. According to, one of the crates hit a passing tractor trailer, forcing that vehicle to veer into a tree. The driver of that truck was pinned inside his vehicle as emergency crews attempted to free him. A second crate hit a passenger car, injuring the driver, who was transported to a nearby hospital.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to, truck accidents cause 2.3 deaths and 60.5 injuries for every 100 million miles that trucks drive on U.S. road ways.

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