Duplin County, NC (February 10, 2021) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal car accident in Duplin County on Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened on U.S. Highway 117 near Interstate 40.
When troopers responded, they located one person suffering from critical injuries as a result of the crash. Rescue crews later arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim dead due to their injuries. At this time, there is no information on how the crash took place other than the accident involved a car and a tractor-trailer. The identity of the deceased victim has not been released. It is also not clear if anyone was injured in the collision.
Troopers are continuing to investigate the crash at this time and have not announced whether any charges are expected. There is no further information available.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal traffic accident in Duplin County.
Fatal Crashes in North Carolina
North Carolina’s roadways can be a dangerous and deadly place for motorists. According to the most recent statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, nearly 1,500 individuals lost their lives in North Carolina car accidents in 2019. This number had remained relatively steady in recent years before seeing a slight jump in 2019. From this statistic, we know that hundreds of accident victims will be killed in crashes that were not their fault. Each year, many innocent motorists lose their lives when they are involved in a crash with a negligent driver.
There are many different types of negligent driving that can lead to serious and fatal car accidents in North Carolina. Included among this list is impairment, distraction, speeding, reckless driving, drowsy driving, and more. The cause of each accident must be carefully investigated by officers in order to determine the cause and who should be held responsible. Under North Carolina law, the victim of an injury accident or their family member may have the right to file a lawsuit against the driver who caused a serious crash.
Following a car accident in North Carolina, you should have a full understanding of your legal rights. Under our state’s law, you could obtain financial compensation on behalf of yourself or your loved one after an accident takes place. Here at Burton Law Firm, we stand ready to help during your time of need. North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton will fight for you when you have been affected by the actions of a negligent driver. Since 2012, we have successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation for our clients and their families.
We are here to take your call at any time and our firm provides a free consultation and case evaluation to all potential and prospective clients. We also handle most injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no fee until we obtain a recovery for you. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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