Currituck, NC (May 24, 2022) – A 48-year-old man died in a two-vehicle accident on US 158 in Currituck. The crash took place just after 6:00 a.m. on US Highway 158 near Point Harbor.
According to a report from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, an 18-year-old girl from Moyock was operating a vehicle northbound on US 158 when she crossed left of center and collided head-on with a southbound vehicle. The driver of the southbound vehicle was identified as 48-year-old Kenneth Hudson, Jr. of Elizabeth City. Hudson died in the collision. The 18-year-old driver of the other vehicle suffered critical injuries.
Police were at the scene until just after 9:00 a.m. while the accident was investigated. During this time, motorists were asked to avoid the area and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
No further information has been released at this time.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this fatal car accident in Currituck.
North Carolina Car Accidents
Serious and fatal collisions are reported on a daily basis across North Carolina. Heavily-traveled streets and highways are the most frequent site of these types of accidents. Due to higher traffic volumes and a greater concentration of negligent drivers, highways can be dangerous places for motorists. Each accident must be closely investigated, however, many fatal collisions take place due to the negligence of at least one driver. This includes drivers who speed, drive recklessly, and otherwise operate their vehicle in a negligent manner. These drivers can affect all other motorists on the roadway with their careless actions.
There is nothing more heartbreaking or devastating than the loss of a loved one as a result of a North Carolina traffic accident. While this is likely one of the most difficult and tragic things you have ever experienced, there may be some steps that you can take to be compensated for the unexpected expenses that you are now facing. Under North Carolina law, a victim’s family member can file a wrongful death claim. These claims can seek to recover damages for lost wages, funeral and medical bills, loss of affection, and potentially more. Wrongful death claims are complicated and should only be handled by a lawyer who is skilled and experienced in this area.
Here at Burton Law Firm, our team knows the steps that need to be taken at this time. We have more than a decade of experience representing clients in some of the most difficult and complicated legal matters. We choose to focus our practice on handling cases for injury victims. This allows us to be very knowledgeable in injury claims and to most effectively represent our clients.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a fatal accident in our state, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Our car accident lawyers in Elizabeth City can help you during your time of greatest need. Our consultations are always free and we would welcome the opportunity to assist you. To schedule your appointment, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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