Cape Carteret, NC (January 30, 2021) – Police and rescue officials responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident in Cape Carteret on Thursday, January 28th. The accident took place around 5:45 p.m. on Highway 24 near the intersection with Highway 58.
Several agencies were at the scene, including the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Western Carteret Fire and EMS Department. According to a report from officials, the two cars collided head-on when one of the vehicles crossed the yellow line. It is unknown why the driver crossed the line at this time.
One person was taken by ambulance to Vidant Health in Greenville while a second victim was transported to the Naval Medical Center in Camp Lejeune. One of the victims had serious injuries and there is no word on the condition of the other. The identities of the victims’ are not available at this time.
Traffic in the area was diverted as police investigated at the scene. There is no word on whether charges are expected. No further information is available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and well-wishes for a complete and speedy recovery to those affected by this car accident in Cape Carteret.
North Carolina Car Accidents
A North Carolina car accident happens very suddenly and unexpectedly and can result in life-changing injuries. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, nearly 80,000 people suffered injuries in car accidents that were reported in 2019 across our state. This number is only expected to increase in the coming years as we see continued population growth and additional vehicles on the roadway. It is important, therefore, for all drivers to take great care and caution to drive as safely as they can while on the roadways.
If you have been affected by an injury crash in North Carolina, you no doubt have questions regarding your legal rights. Many people are left feeling overwhelmed and confused following a crash. Medical bills can quickly become too expensive but you need the medical treatment in order to continue your recovery. It is important to have a skilled lawyer by your side who can help you overcome this difficult time in your life.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we have a strong focus on the interests of our clients. Following a car accident, we will investigate the crash and will begin the process of building your case to help you obtain the compensation that you need. North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton stands ready at any time. We provide help and assistance to victims of car accidents across eastern North Carolina.
We offer a free consultation and case evaluation to all potential and prospective clients and we are here to take your call at any time. Our firm handles most accident cases on a contingency fee basis so there is no obligation on your behalf until we obtain your recovery. To schedule your appointment with one of our attorneys, please reach out to us via the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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