• December 13, 2022

Driver Killed in Amazon Truck Accident on Highway 50 in Johnston County, NC

Johnston County, NC -- December 12, 2022, a driver was killed following an accident where a vehicle crashed with an Amazon truck on NC 50.

Initial details said that the crash took place late Monday around 6:45 p.m. in the Meadow Community.

Driver Killed in Amazon Truck Accident on Highway 50 in Johnston County, NC

Officials reported that an Amazon delivery truck was backing out of a driveway at the time when it went "directly into the path" of a vehicle traveling southbound on Highway 50. As a result, the vehicles collided.

The driver of the car, currently unidentified, died as a result of the collision. No other injuries were reported. It appears "charges are pending," but additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Amazon Truck Accident on Highway 50 in Johnston County

There isn't a ton of information available about this yet, but the initial details are more than concerning. A commercial van backing onto a dark road is obviously dangerous, which is why a reasonably prudent driver would know to be absolutely certain no one was approaching. It seems pretty darn obvious that something went wrong in that regard.

Whatever that may be, an important step following any commercial vehicle wreck is making sure there are thorough independent investigations. Insurance companies and the companies that own the truck are always working diligently to avoid as much responsibility as possible. That's true enough with some mom and pop business, let alone one of the largest companies in the world. At the very least, victims and families need to know they can keep the scales balanced and get the resolution they deserve. Are efforts being made to ensure that happens here?

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