Asheboro, NC (March 1, 2021) – One person was taken to the hospital following a crash that involved 10 cars in Asheboro. The collision happened around 6:20 a.m. on Monday, March 1st.
Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene on Interstate 73 near Vision Drive. According to reports, 60-year-old Ronald Wheeler, of Albemarle, was driving a 2012 Peterbilt tractor-trailer northbound in the left lane of the highway. Wheeler attempted to make a lane change when he struck a 2005 Nissan driven by a 27-year-old from Biscoe. The Nissan driver lost control and veered off the roadway before crashing into a guardrail. The crash caused a chain reaction event with several other vehicles behind the Nissan.
A passenger in the Nissan was transported to a local hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. Following an investigation, troopers charged Wheeler with making an unsafe lane change. There is no word on any other injuries.
No further information is available at this time.
Our thoughts and well-wishes go out to the injured victim following this crash in Asheboro. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
According to statistics published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were more than 273,000 accidents involving passenger vehicles in our state in the year 2018. A total of 81,966 people suffered injuries in these accidents and 866 lost their lives. Unfortunately, car accidents take place every day across North Carolina and they are often unavoidable despite various safety precautions taken by other motorists.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a North Carolina car accident, it is important to have a full understanding of your legal rights. During this time, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and anxious about your future. Your medical bills may be piling up as you deal with the pain from the accident and the realization that you are unable to enjoy the life that you had prior to the crash. While these feelings can be disconcerting, there are legal remedies available.
Under North Carolina law, the first issue is whether you were hurt by a negligent driver. If you were not at fault for the crash, you can bring a personal injury claim against the other motorist. Once your claim has been brought forward, you can seek to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and potentially punitive damages. In the case of a serious accident, these damages can be extensive and it is important that you receive a fair settlement.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton is here for you when you or a loved one have been victimized by a negligent driver. Mr. Burton has assisted hundreds of clients throughout our state since 2012. We have recovered more than 40 million dollars on behalf of injured victims and we treat each case as if it were our own.
Our team is here for you at any time. To schedule your free consultation and case evaluation, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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