Officials with the Town of Cary confirmed that there were two vehicles involved in the accident. Both cars sustained heavy damage and appeared to be totally demolished as a result of the accident. Rescue workers arrived at the scene after the crash took place and began administering medical treatment to the victims. One person succumbed to their injuries. Two others sustained undisclosed injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment. There is no update on their conditions at this time. Police did not immediately identify the deceased victim. No details were released regarding the cause of the accident.
Traffic was slowed on Interstate 40 for several hours while officers and rescue officials worked at the scene. An investigation into the crash is ongoing. There is no word on potential charges at this time and no further information is available.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family following this tragic crash in Cary. Our thoughts and best wishes are with the injured victims as we hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Cary
Last year in North Carolina, there were more than 270,000 traffic accidents reported in our state. Major highways such as Interstate 40 are a breeding ground for crashes to occur. Due to higher speed limits, congested roadways, and a higher concentration of negligent driving, being on a highway can be a hazardous activity. When a North Carolina car accident occurs on a highway or other major road, the results are often serious and catastrophic.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident in North Carolina, it is important to have a full understanding of your legal rights. Many people are so preoccupied with grief and sadness following a fatal accident that the last thing they want to worry about is a potential legal claim. While this is an understandable feeling, seeking justice can be valuable, especially when you are faced with sudden financial hardships as a result of the accident.
Under North Carolina law, the victim’s personal representative has up to two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver. North Carolina’s wrongful death laws allow for the recovery of various types of compensation, including lost wages, funeral and medical bills, loss of companionship, and potentially more. Raleigh wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton is here to help when you are experiencing the sudden loss and hardships caused by a North Carolina car accident.
At Burton Law Firm, we serve clients who have been affected by negligent and careless drivers all throughout our state. From our office in Raleigh, we proudly represent individuals in Cary and across the Triangle region.
To schedule your free consultation, please give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.