Asheboro, NC (July 28, 2020) – A driver was killed in a crash involving an ambulance in Asheboro. The crash took place on Monday, July 27th around 1:30 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 49 near Oak Hollow Drive.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene shortly after the accident took place. According to reports from troopers, a paramedic from High Point was traveling southbound on Highway 49 in a 2010 Chevrolet ambulance. The ambulance was owned by Piedmont Triad Ambulance Service and was transporting a patient to Randolph Hospital. At the same time, an unidentified man was operating a 1986 Toyota pickup truck at the intersection of N.C. 49 and Oak Hollow Drive. The truck driver turned onto N.C. 49 and collided with the oncoming ambulance. The Toyota driver sustained critical injuries and died at the scene after his truck caught fire. Both the ambulance driver and his co-worker, as well as the patient in the ambulance, were unhurt in the crash.
The identity of the deceased victim is not available at this time and an investigation into the collision is ongoing.
There is no further information available.
We offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic accident in Asheboro.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Deadly accidents occur each day on North Carolina’s streets and highways. No driver or passenger is ever truly safe from being hurt or killed in a car accident and each time a person gets into a vehicle they run the risk of being involved in a crash. Last year, there were over 1,400 fatalities reported in North Carolina traffic accidents. This number has remained relatively constant over the past five years as negligent driving continues to have negative effects on innocent car accident victims.
Unfortunately, many car accidents in North Carolina are simply unavoidable. These crashes occur suddenly and unexpectedly and are caused by negligent driving behavior. In many of these collisions, a driver has no time to react to the situation in front of them because the other motorist has placed them in a position from which they cannot avoid the accident. Head-on collisions and failing to yield to other drivers are common examples of these types of collisions.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton has the skills and experience that you need when you are facing the aftermath of a serious car accident in our state. Mr. Burton has successfully resolved numerous cases in his clients’ favor prior to filing suit, but also during the litigation process and in the courtroom. Regardless of what your case calls for, we have the ability to handle the situation. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars of compensation for injured North Carolinians and their families. Our team is here for you from the first time you call until the conclusion of your case. Our tireless work ethic and skilled advocacy set us apart from the competition.
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