Asheville, NC (September 4, 2020) – One person was killed and another was injured following a car accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville. The crash took place on Thursday, September 3rd around 2:30 p.m. near milepost 168.
The National Park Service, along with rescue crews, responded to the scene shortly after the crash occurred. According to a report, the 65-year-old Danny Shelton of Meadows of Dan, Virginia was traveling southbound on the Parkway when, for unknown reasons, his car crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a northbound vehicle. Shelton suffered serious injuries and died at the scene. The other driver, who has not been identified, was airlifted to a local hospital in unknown condition.
Police are still investigating the accident at this time. No further information is available.
We offer our condolences to the family of Danny Shelton following this tragic car accident in Asheville. Our thoughts are with the injured victim as we also hope for a complete recovery from their injuries.
North Carolina Car Accidents
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were more than 250,000 traffic accidents reported in our state in the year 2018. While this number may seem alarming, the reality is that crashes can take place at any time and anyone can find themselves a victim of a negligent driver. A car accident in North Carolina can be, and often is, a life-changing event for victims and their families. As the medical bills begin piling up and you are receiving calls from insurance adjusters wanting to settle your claims, you may be confused about where to turn next.
Having a skilled and experienced attorney by your side during this process is the best thing that you can do for yourself. Your attorney can take most of the stress off of your shoulders and handle your case with the care and compassion that it deserves. During this time, you will be able to focus on the most important thing which is your healing and recovery. It is important to ensure that you are taken care of long-term. While we are fighting for your rights, your number one goal is to regain your health and the life you enjoyed prior to the accident.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton stands ready to assist during your time of need. Mr. Burton takes great pride in assisting injured victims and their families following a crash involving negligent third parties. We will fight tirelessly for your rights and will not stop until we have achieved justice in your case and made you whole again. Since 2012, Mr. Burton has recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation on behalf of injured victims and their families throughout North Carolina.
We are here for you at any time. Our firm offers free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. We also work on contingency fees for most matters, meaning that there is no attorney payment unless we win your case. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623–0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.