Alexander County, NC (January 4, 2021) – A woman from Wilkes County suffered serious injuries in a crash that took place on Saturday, January 2nd. The accident was reported around 7:15 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 16.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to a report from troopers, 76-year-old Bobby Harris Lowe was driving a 1994 Cadillac Deville southbound on N.C. 16 when he crossed the centerline of the roadway. Harris’s car collided head-on with a 2010 Hyundai in the northbound lanes. Following the crash, the Hyundai collided with a guardrail and came to rest.
Following the initial crash, 35-year-old Chasity Wyatt got out of her vehicle to assist one of the crash victims. At the same time, a northbound Ford pickup truck collided with the Hyundai. Wyatt was also hit by the truck and thrown over a guardrail. Wyatt and the driver of the Hyundai were rushed to Wilkes Medical Center with serious injuries. Lowe died as a result of his injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck was identified as David Privette. Privette was unable to see the initial wreck due to darkness and foggy weather conditions. Police are still investigating the accident. At this time, it is not believed that impairment played a role. There is no additional information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery to all affected by this car accident in Alexander County.
North Carolina Car Accidents
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there are approximately 80,000 North Carolina injury accidents each year. This number has continued to rise in recent years as we have seen more and more negligent drivers on our roadways. Most crashes are caused by one or more negligent or careless actions of other motorists, including speeding, distraction, reckless driving, and impairment. Unfortunately, these motorist’s actions also influence others on the road. Innocent drivers can find themselves involved in an injury crash that can change their lives in a matter of seconds.
If you or a loved one have been affected by the actions of another driver, you should act promptly to protect your legal rights. While you may be facing high medical costs, tremendous pain and suffering, and lost wages due to being unable to work, there is hope for your future. If the crash was not your fault, the other driver can be held accountable for their actions. This may include negotiations with the insurance adjuster handling your claim.
The amount of compensation to which you are entitled can only be determined by an attorney with skill and experience handling accident claims. At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton has handled hundreds of accident claims all throughout the state. Since 2012, Mr. Burton has helped his clients and their families secure more than 40 million dollars in total compensation. We would be honored to assist you as well. Before you pick up the phone to speak with the insurance company, you should contact us first so that you are aware of your rights and you can have a trusted advocate on your side who will even the playing field and fight for you when your back is against the wall.
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