Albemarle, NC (June 25, 2020) – A man from Albemarle was hurt in a car accident on Tuesday. The crash took place just before 7:00 a.m. on N.C. Highway 24-27.
According to the Albemarle Police Department, Jennie Frances Pethel was driving a 2017 Ford SUV when she ran a red light and collided with a 1987 Ford truck driven by 72-year-old Robert Russell Kendall. Kendall was taken to a hospital and treated for unknown injuries. There is no update on his condition at this time. Neither Pethel nor the four minor children occupying her vehicle were injured in the collision.
Police cited Pethel for running a red light and failure to secure a child under the age of 16. No further details have been released.
Our thoughts are with Robert Pethel following this accident and we hope for his complete recovery.
North Carolina Car Accidents
Each year, there are more than 300,000 North Carolina car accidents reported throughout our state. Driver negligence is the primary cause of crashes. Drivers who run stop signs and red lights are negligent and can be held legally responsible for any damages that they cause to other motorists.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton understands the losses that can result from a crash. Serious injuries, time missed from work along with mental and physical trauma are some of the common results following an accident. Under North Carolina law, you may have the right to make a personal injury claim against the other driver if you did not cause the crash.
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