Police say a motorist was killed Sunday in a collision involving a semi near Maxton.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 52-year-old Maxton resident Samuel Butler was operating a Toyota Camry sedan along Interstate 74 around 10:55 p.m. A volunteer firefighter, Mr. Butler received word of an emergency and attempted to perform a 180-degree turn from a highway ramp.
Investigators say he crossed into the path of a semi deriven by Massachusetts resident Robert Barrett, 37. The semi struck Mr. Butler’s Camry at a right angle.
Paramedics say Mr. Butler died instantly. Mr. Barrett escaped unhurt. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to 5,432 accidents involving commercial vehicles in 2010, including 1,542 that resulted in injury and 83 that result in death.
Seeing a copy of the North Carolina accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about North Carolina Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An North Carolina accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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