32-Vehicle Crash On Interstate 40 in Durham

This news is to promote awareness around the dangers of motor vehicle accidents in the state of North Carolina. Our team at The Law Offices of Jason E.Taylor has represented thousands of clients who have been the victims of other’s negligence while operating motor vehicles. We deeply understand the profound impacts these accidents can have on so many families and loved ones.

There was a major crash on Tuesday, August 15th on Interstate 40 westbound near the Streets at Southpoint. The road was closed for hours. The incident was reported to state police at approximately 4:44 p.m. The major crash was in part, due to the severe weather. The storms also caused other roads around the area to close due to downed trees and powerlines.

The crash involved 32 vehicles and closed traffic between Exits 274 and 276.Near the Fayetteville Road and Streets at Southpoint exits. Many vehicles were trapped in the aftermath of the crash for many hours.

All lanes were open around 8:30 p.m. At this time it is unclear what specifically caused the first crash and the wrecks that followed. One of the many crashes involved two vehicles stuck under a trailer of a tractor-trailer. One lane over, 11 cars appeared to be stuck after a chain-reaction wreck.

It is confirmed that none of the drivers or passengers in 18 of the 32 vehicles involved were seriously injured. As far as the other vehicles go, there didn’t appear to be any serious injuries. 

Our thoughts and prayers at The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor are with those hurt in this tragic car accident

Should you or someone you know find yourself injured as a victim of someone else’s negligence in an accident, our firm offers free consultations to help guide you through the process so you can focus on your mental and physical recovery. Contact us at 1-800-351-3008.

Note: This information is created and published using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information being shared and reported has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected or updated since publication, contact us and we will review and revise accordingly. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.



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