Durham, NC (September 5, 2020) – A man from Durham was killed in a car accident that took place on Interstate 40 in Durham on Friday morning. The wreck happened just after 6:00 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the roadway near the exit for NC 751.
Police say that Antonio Waddell, 24, was driving in the center lane of the roadway when his car collided with the back of a Ford F-150. Waddell was critically hurt and was rushed to the hospital by paramedics where he succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter. The driver of the Ford was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries but has not been identified by authorities at this time. No other cars were involved in the crash.
The Durham Police Department responded to the scene and is handling the accident investigation. Police and rescue crews were at the scene for nearly three hours while they cleared debris from the roadway and investigated the crash.
There is no additional information at this time.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family of Antonio Waddell following this car accident in Durham. Our thoughts are also with the injured victim as we hope for their continued recovery.
Car Accidents in Durham
A car accident in North Carolina can, and often does, result in serious injuries and even death. Each day across our state, victims are seriously hurt and their lives are impacted forever when they are involved in traffic accidents. According to statistics, more than 250,000 car accidents take place each year in our state. This statistic illustrates the danger to motorists who are on the roadway. It is sometimes easy to forget that a car accident can take place at any time. Many drivers develop a false sense of security in their vehicles which causes them to drive in a negligent manner, placing both themselves as well as others at risk of being involved in a crash.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a North Carolina car accident, you should speak with an attorney regarding your legal rights as soon as possible. You are no doubt in need of compensation to assist you with medical bills and everyday living expenses as you move forward along the path to your recovery. If you were not at fault in the crash, you could be entitled to receive this important compensation.
At Burton Law Firm PLLC, Raleigh car accident attorney Jason M. Burton assists victims and their families who have been affected by the negligence of other drivers. We strongly believe that all negligent motorists should be held fully accountable for their actions. Our firm serves clients in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and throughout the Triangle region. We would be honored to assist you as well.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients and we typically work on a contingency fee basis meaning you owe nothing unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with us, please start by visiting the link on our website or by giving us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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