Burlington, NC (December 15, 2020) – A man from Burlington was killed in a car accident that took place on Saturday, December 12th. The crash happened around 6:00 p.m. in the 500 block of Fountain Place.
According to police, a 62-year-old Burlington woman was driving a 2006 Kia Amanti on Fountain Place when her vehicle left the roadway and struck a light pole before hitting two trees and coming to rest. A passenger in the vehicle, 59-year-old Donnie Lee Sellars, was thrown from the car following the crash. Rescue workers responded to the accident scene and pronounced Sellars dead at the site of the crash. The driver was transported to a local hospital. There is no word on her condition at this time.
The Burlington Police Department is investigating at this time. Police believe that speed may have played a role in the accident but no charges have been issued.
There is no additional information available at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Donnie Lee Sellars following this tragic, fatal accident in Burlington. We also hope that the injured driver is able to make a complete recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
According to the most recent statistics, there are nearly 1,500 victims of fatal car accidents in North Carolina each year. This number has remained relatively constant over the past several years although the total number of crashes in our state continues to rise. There is nothing more devastating and heartbreaking for a family than to lose a loved one in a crash. This is especially true when your loved one is suddenly taken from you in a car accident that is someone else’s fault.
If you have lost your loved one to a car accident in North Carolina, you could have valuable and important legal rights. Under North Carolina law, families of car accident victims may be entitled to file a claim against the driver that was responsible for the accident. These claims may be filed up to two years following the accident. While there is no amount of money that can replace the loss of your loved one, obtaining compensation can be helpful to deal with some of the unexpected expenses that you may face during this difficult time. This can include payment of funeral and medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium, punitive damages, and more.
Only an experienced North Carolina wrongful death lawyer can make sure that your claim is fully protected. Wrongful death lawsuits are complicated and should only be handled by a lawyer with experience in this area. At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton helps crash victims and their families throughout our state. Since 2012, we have successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation on behalf of our clients. We would be honored to assist you as well.
Our firm is standing by to assist you at any time. We handle most cases on a contingency fee basis so there is no financial obligation on your part until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your free consultation and case evaluation with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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