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Semi Truck Strikes Bus in North Carolina


Imagine packing your bags for a weekend trip with your friends or family. You carefully choose what you will wear while discussing the fun you are planning to have. It’s something that people across the state do every weekend, and most have getaways that are filled with nothing but enjoyment. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case for more than 40 people on their way to Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino in Murphy, North Carolina.

According to reports, a charter bus owned by Greatime Getaways was en route to the casino when it struck the back of a semi-truck on Highway 515. The accident happened just south of the Chattahoochee National Forest on October 13 just after 11 a.m. One person was killed in the accident, and 43 others were injured.

The truck, driven by Charles Howard, 56, was last seen traveling west on Whitestone Road. The driver went across the northbound lanes and attempted to make a left turn into the southbound lanes. It was then that the truck was struck by the bus, driving by Richard Rees. The bus driver was the only person to lose their life in the incident.

No one had been charged as a result of the accident, but Georgia authorities said that charges were pending depending on the outcome of their investigation.

When someone is injured in a truck accident in Atlanta that is caused by a driver’s negligence, they have the right to seek compensation under state law. Call our office today and schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation.