Craven County, NC (June 10, 2021) – A Craven County firefighter was killed in a crash that took place on Thursday afternoon near James City. The crash took place around 1:45 p.m. on US Highway 70.
At the time of the crash, the firefighter’s unit was responding to reports of a separate car accident in the 2200 block of Brices Creek Road. While the unit was on the way to the crash scene, their truck was involved in a separate accident. Rescue crews responded to the area and extricated the affected firefighter from the vehicle and provided medical care. He was taken to a hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. At this time, there is no information on the events that led up to the accident and the cause of the collision is unknown. It is also not known if any other vehicles were involved in the crash. The firefighter’s identity has not been released. Motorists were advised to avoid the area if possible.
Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are currently investigating the collision. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed. No further information is available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and most sincere condolences to the family of the firefighter who was killed in this tragic accident in Craven County.
Fatal Crashes in North Carolina
A deadly traffic accident in North Carolina can occur anywhere at any time. Firefighters, police officers, and other first responders face dangers associated with their jobs each day. Among the dangers that come with the job is a significant amount of time spent on our streets and highways. These individuals are placed at risk of being hurt in a crash involving a negligent driver each time they travel to and from a call. Nearly 1,500 people were killed last year in North Carolina traffic accidents and many of the victims were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time when the crash occurred.
Following a fatal accident in North Carolina, you may wonder what legal rights you have. Under North Carolina law, you could be entitled to bring a claim on behalf of your deceased loved one. North Carolina’s wrongful death statute allows these claims to be brought within two years of the date of death. The deceased victim’s personal representative or next-of-kin is the proper person to file a wrongful death case.
If you have been affected by a fatal accident, you should seek legal help as soon as possible. A skilled attorney can help make sure that your receive the compensation that you deserve including recovery for lost wages, funeral and medical bills, loss of companionship and more.
Here at Burton Law Firm, our North Carolina personal injury lawyers are here to assist you during your time of greatest need. With nearly a decade of experience, we know what it takes to get the job done. To schedule your free consultation and case evaluation, please contact us online or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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