Alamance County, NC (July 31, 2020) – An 84-year-old man from Siler City was killed in a three-car accident that took place on Tuesday, July 28th in Alamance County. The crash happened around 11:45 a.m. on Friendship-Patterson Mill Road near North Carolina Highway 62.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene shortly after the collision occurred. When troopers arrived, they immediately began an investigation into the crash. According to reports, 37-year-old Lindsay Marie Baldwin of Snow Camp was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when she rear-ended a vehicle driven by 53-year-old Kenneth Bryan Williams of Graham. Williams’ vehicle then traveled over the centerline and struck a vehicle driven by 84-year-old George Edgar Paire. Paire’s car was hit head-on.
George Paire was killed in the crash. His passenger, Gail Paire, was airlifted to UNC Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. Williams suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Baldwin was not hurt in the crash.
Baldwin fled the crash scene but was later located and arrested by Highway Patrol troopers. She was charged with felony death by motor vehicle, felony hit-and-run, and reckless driving. She was taken to the Alamance County Jail where she was held on a $50,000 bond.
We offer our most sincere condolences to the family of George Edward Paire following this crash in Alamance County. Our thoughts are also with the injured victims and we hope that they are able to make a complete recovery from their injuries.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
For the past several years, there have been more than 1,400 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in North Carolina. These accidents take place every day on our roadways and, unfortunately, often result in death for innocent victims.
If you have lost a loved one in a North Carolina car accident, you may have certain legal rights. Under our state’s law, a wrongful death claim can be filed by the next-of-kin following a fatal crash. North Carolina wrongful death claims seek to recover various types of compensation including payment of funeral and medical bills, lost wages, loss of companionship, punitive damages, and more. A wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of death and there are important steps in the process that must be handled by a skilled and experienced wrongful death lawyer.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton has assisted the families of accident victims for more than eight years. From our offices in Raleigh, we serve clients in all counties throughout the Piedmont region. We treat each client as if they were our own family and we bring compassion and toughness to each case that is unmatched by other law firms.
We are here for you whenever you need us and we offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. There is no fee for you unless we recover. To schedule your appointment, please give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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