• July 19, 2022

Injuries Reported in 18-wheeler Accident on I-40 in West Canton, NC

West Canton, NC -- July 18, 2022, injuries were reported following an accident after a tractor-trailer and other videos crashed on I-40.

Investigators reported that the incident happened just after 3:30 p.m. along I-40 near Newfound Road.

Buncombe County officials did not specify exactly what led to the crash. They said only that a tractor-trailer and other vehicles crashed, causing the semi to catch fire.

One person had to be flown from the scene while others were taken via ground transport. Conditions were not specified, and the cause of the crash are unclear at this time.

Commentary on 18-wheeler Accident on I-40 in West Canton

West Canton, NC 18-wheeler Accident Causes Injures on I-40 at Newfound

With a crash this serious, my main concern is if authorities are giving it the attention it needs. Commercial truck wrecks are complex enough on their own. Multiple vehicles and a fiery crash scene requires extensive experience and state-of-the-art tools to make sure details don't slip through the cracks. Quite frankly, police departments don't always prioritize those things, meaning officers don't always have access to these vital tools. That's one of the reasons I tend to rely on independent accident reconstructionists to look into serious truck wrecks. A crash like this seems like it would be far from the exception to that.

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