Cumberland County, NC (December 25, 2020) – Authorities were at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash with injuries in Cumberland County on Christmas Eve. The crash took place around 7:00 p.m. on Interstate 95.
According to police, an SUV was driving erratically on I-95 when it collided with the back of a second vehicle. The SUV then struck a second vehicle before crashing into a guardrail and coming to rest. Paramedics responded to the accident scene and transported two people to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Those involved in the crash have not been identified at this time. There is no word on potential charges and an investigation is ongoing.
The road remained closed until approximately 8:00 p.m. Traffic was backed up for nearly six miles while authorities worked at the scene. Motorists were urged to find alternate routes for their travel and to avoid the scene if possible. No additional information is available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery to the victims of this car accident in Cumberland County.
North Carolina Car Accidents
A car accident in North Carolina can result in serious and often catastrophic consequences for those involved. Drivers must always be alert and aware of their surroundings at all times when on the roadway. In North Carolina, there are nearly 300,000 traffic crashes reported every year. About one-third of these crashes result in injuries to one or more people and can lead to hospitalization, extended rehabilitation, and a long recovery time. Following a North Carolina car accident, you should have a full understanding of your legal rights and responsibilities.
Under our state’s law, car accident victims can file a claim for compensation against another driver and their insurance company. In cases where the other driver’s negligence directly led to injuries, you may be entitled to payment of your medical bills, amounts for your pain and suffering, as well as any lost wages that you sustained due to being out of work after the accident. These amounts can quickly add up, especially if the crash was serious in nature.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we will help you explore all of your options following a car accident in North Carolina. Our team of trained and dedicated professionals is here for you every step of the way. Led by North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton, we will seek to maximize your recovery so that you are not left financially responsible for someone else’s mistakes or carelessness. From our office in Raleigh, we assist clients and their families throughout the Triangle area as well as eastern North Carolina and we would be honored to help you during this time.
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