Two Injured in Bus, Truck Accident on South Main in High Point, NC
High Point, NC -- July 1, 2022, two people were injured after an accident where a city bus and a garbage truck crashed on South Main Street,
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 5:00 p.m. at the intersection of South Main Street and Kearns Avenue.
The exact cause of the crash is unclear at this time. Reports said that a dump truck reportedly went through red light, crashing into a city bus.
Due to the collision, the bus driver and one of the bus passengers were taken to a hospital with injuries said to be non-life-threatening.
Authorities cited the truck driver for running the light, but additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Bus, Truck Accident on South Main in High Point
While things may seem pretty open-and-shut, considering a truck apparently ran a red light, getting folks the help they deserve means ensuring they have all the facts. Something like this can be as simple as fatigue, distraction, or just plain recklessness, but any crash involving a commercial truck is worth looking into more thoroughly to ensure nothing unusual slips through the cracks.
For example, I handled a situation a while back where a truck driver was texting and driving when he caused a crash. As we dug into things, it turned out that the driver was responding to his supervisor. This supervisor would constantly text and call drivers all day, expecting them to respond immediately or else they'd get in trouble. Naturally, this led to drivers taking risks in order to appease their unreasonable boss, and someone inevitably got hurt.
I can't say anything like that happened here, but a truck driver being reckless on their own and one being reckless due to an environment of negligent behavior from their employer are two completely different issues requiring different evidence and legal strategies. Folks in need of help should ensure they have the tools necessary to address those challenges and get the help they deserve.