Old Fort, NC (November 3, 2018) – In Old Fort, a piece of furniture fell off the of the interstate in a five-car collision on Thursday afternoon, November 1. The accident happened around 2 p.m.
Police say that the accident happened on I-40 at the 74 mile marker. Carl Prince was driving his Chevy pickup truck and carrying a piece of furniture that fell onto the roadway. The vehicles behind the truck started slowing down, but one tractor-trailer failed to reduce their speed. The driver was identified as Walter Erwin Wiestling. Wiestling collided with a white Mercedes SUV driven by Billy Carol Matthews.
The vehicles then collided with two additional vehicles. A passenger in one of the vehicles was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
Prince received charges of failing to secure a load and Wiestling was charged with failure to reduce speed. Various emergency departments responded to the accident scene.
Old Fort Multi-Vehicle Accident
We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the parties who were involved in this accident and hope that they will be able to recover in an efficient manner. Occurrences like these happen every day on our roads, leading to serious results to those involved. One of the largest issues that you might run into is the fact that liability might not always be so cut-and-dry when multiple parties are involved.
If you have been involved in a North Carolina car accident due to the negligence of others, you might be left with very little in the way of options, which can leave you in a poor financial state while you deal with both the physical and emotional impacts of an accident. At the Nye Law Group, we want to offer you the support you need during a time of negligence and unexpected injury. Let us put our experience to work for you. Do not hesitate to reach us today at (912) 200-5230.
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