Durham, NC (February 23, 2021) – A man from Durham was hurt in a head-on crash that occurred on Saturday, February 20th. The accident occurred just after 1:00 p.m. on U.S. Highway 70 near the intersection with S.R. 1815.
The Durham Police Department responded to the scene. According to a report from officials, Jalen Morris, of Durham, was heading eastbound on U.S. 70 when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a westbound vehicle driven by Dwight Bernard Williams, of Durham. Williams was taken by ambulance to Duke Hospital in Durham. There is no further word on his condition at this time. There were no other vehicles involved in the crash and no other injuries were reported. Motorists were advised to use caution when traveling near the crash scene or to avoid the area if possible.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation at this time. No additional information is available and it is not clear where any charges are being made in connection with the crash.
We would like to our most thoughts and well-wishes to Dwight Bernard Williams following this car accident in Durham.
North Carolina Car Accidents
According to statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there are about 300,000 reported North Carolina car accidents every year. While a significant number of these accidents will not result in injuries, many of them will. An injury accident can be devastating in many phases of your life. Injury crashes cause high medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Many crashes are caused by the actions of negligent drivers and leave innocent motorists suffering as a result.
Under the law in North Carolina, you could have legal rights if you were injured in a crash that was not your fault. Following the accident, it is normal to wonder if you will be able to make a complete recovery. It is important to speak with a skilled and qualified lawyer who can assess your case and make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. If you settle for less than what your case is worth, you risk being held financially responsible for the carelessness of another driver.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we take pride in helping injured crash victims and their families. For more than eight years we have proudly provided services to clients in Durham and throughout the Triangle region. Raleigh personal injury lawyer Jason M. Burton stands ready to help you during your time of greatest need. Since 2012, we have recovered in excess of 40 million dollars in settlements and judgments on behalf of our clients and we would be honored to help as well.
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