A tragic crash near Greenville, NC, left four teenagers dead after a speeding box truck crossed the median and hit their vehicle.
Authorities say the accident happened Thursday, June 3, on Route 264 west of Greenville. A northbound box truck driven by Alberto Pedrazza crossed the median and struck the southbound car with five teenagers inside. Sadly, three of the teens died at the scene, and a fourth later died at a nearby hospital. The fifth teenager and the box truck driver were treated for minor injuries.
Pedrazza told troopers he lost control of the box truck because he was driving too fast in the rain. He was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
Large truck accidents can be deadly no matter what the cause. Because of their size and weight, large trucks can cause a disproportionate amount of damage to smaller vehicles on the road. It’s not uncommon for riders in a passenger car to suffer serious or fatal injuries in an accident with a large truck, while the truck’s driver may have minor or no injuries. Because of the high potential danger for other vehicles on the road, large truck drivers should meet requirements for training and experience.
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Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.