Durham, NC (December 4, 2020) – Police in Durham responded to the scene of a serious on Thursday, December 3rd. The crash happened around 7:00 a.m. along the southbound lanes of the Durham Freeway, near West Chapel Hill Street.
According to a police report, a 2005 Dodge Durango was traveling on the freeway when it collided with a 2015 Freightliner truck. After the collision, the Durango left the roadway, struck a guardrail, and spun sideways before flipping over and coming to rest against a guardrail on the opposite side of the road. The driver of the Durango was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. His identity has not been released at this time. The driver of the truck was not injured in the crash.
The accident caused the roadway to be closed for nearly four hours following the accident. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene and to find alternate routes of travel if possible. An investigation is ongoing at this time and there is no further information available.
Our thoughts and best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery go out to the victim of this car accident on the Durham Freeway.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
A car accident in North Carolina can turn your world upside down in a matter of seconds. While we should all take basic safety precautions to avoid crashes from occurring, many accidents are unavoidable due to the presence of negligent drivers on our roadways. In many cases, crash victims are not left with enough time to react and there is nothing that can be done to keep the accident from occurring. However, statistics do tell us that more than 90% of car accidents are caused by avoidable driving behaviors that originate with negligent drivers.
If you have been injured in a car accident in our state, you should first seek medical treatment as soon as possible. This will prevent your injuries from worsening and will help you achieve recovery sooner. Failing to obtain a diagnosis right away can result in additional complications that will prolong your recovery and could also increase your medical costs in the future.
After you have sought treatment, you should speak with an experienced North Carolina car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Only a skilled and trusted attorney can fully advise you of your legal rights and which direction you should turn following an accident. It is important to be aware of your right to receive appropriate compensation from a negligent driver. This compensation can include payments for medical and prescription costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and potentially more.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton can help if you have been hurt in a crash that was not your fault. We never want to see innocent victims being left empty-handed due to an accident that they did not cause and we believe in achieving justice and a fair result for all of our clients.
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