Alamance County, NC (December 27, 2020) – A 36-year-old man from Pittsboro died in a two-vehicle accident that took place in Alamance County on Saturday, December 26th. The crash happened o North Carolina Highway 87 near Greensboro Chapel Hill Road around 4:30 a.m.
According to a report from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on NC-87 when, for unknown reasons, the driver crossed over the center line and collided head-on with a Dodge Caliber traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the Caliber, Mark Cercy, died at the crash scene. The Toyota driver, who has not been identified, was airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The road was closed for several hours while police investigated at the crash scene. Impairment is suspected as a factor in the accident and charges are pending at this time.
There is no additional information available.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of Mark Cercy in the aftermath of this fatal car accident in Alamance County.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina’s roadways can be a dangerous and deadly place for motorists. According to the most recent statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, nearly 1,500 individuals lost their lives in North Carolina car accidents in 2019. This number had remained relatively steady in recent years before seeing a slight jump in 2019. From this statistic, we know that hundreds of accident victims will be killed in crashes that were not their fault. Each year, many innocent motorists lose their lives when they are involved in a crash with a negligent driver.
There are many different types of negligent driving that can lead to serious and fatal car accidents in North Carolina. Included among this list is impairment, distraction, speeding, reckless driving, drowsy driving, and more. The cause of each accident must be carefully investigated by officers in order to determine the cause and who should be held responsible. Under North Carolina law, the victim of an injury accident or their family member may have the right to file a lawsuit against the driver who caused a serious crash.
Following a car accident in North Carolina, you should have a full understanding of your legal rights. Under our state’s law, you could obtain financial compensation on behalf of yourself or your loved one after an accident takes place. Here at Burton Law Firm, we stand ready to help during your time of need. North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton will fight for you when you have been affected by the actions of a negligent driver.
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