• September 16, 2022

Two Injured in Tanker Truck Accident on I-40 in Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem, NC -- September 16, 2022, two people were injured following an accident where a tanker truck and a car crashed on I-40.

Investigators said they were called to the area of I-40 between Union Cross Road and I-74 at around 4:30 a.m.

Winston-Salem, NC Tanker Truck Accident Injures 2 on I-40 near Union Cross

It appears that a tanker truck and a car were traveling along westbound lanes when the truck "side-swiped" the car. The truck then ran off-road where it crashed into a group of trees.

Due to the crash, both drivers had injuries said to be non-life-threatening. At this time, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Tanker Truck Accident on I-40 in Winston-Salem

It's not really clear what happened here. While reports saying that the truck hit the car is concerning, for all we know the truck side-swiped the car trying to avoid some other reckless driver. I'm not here to jump around to blame someone without evidence. Instead, I find it more important to ensure folks at least take steps to prepare themselves to tell their side of the story.

To that end, there's one key thing to anticipate: the trucking company. Regardless of a truck driver's honesty or degree of responsibility, their employer is far less likely to be reasonable. Their goal isn't to get the truth; their goal is to avoid responsibility. Victims and families need to understand and anticipate these challenges so they have the best opportunity to get the help they need.

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