Cary, NC – One Killed, Two Injured in Two-Car Accident on I-40

Cary, NC (August 22, 2020) – The Cary Police Department responded to a fatal accident on Friday, August 21st, in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near the exit for Harrison Avenue.

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  Cary, NC - One Killed, Two Injured in Two-Car Accident on I-40

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.

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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.

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