Durham, NC (May 15, 2021) – Two men from Durham were hurt in a car accident that took place on U.S. Highway 70 in Durham earlier this week. The crash was reported on Wednesday, May 12th at approximately 12:15 a.m. near the intersection with State Road 2035.
According to Trooper D.O. Anders, Jr. of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, James Wills and Edwin Alvarez were both traveling eastbound on U.S. 70 when they stopped for traffic in front of them. At the same time, Timothy Dion Bell, Jr. was also traveling eastbound on U.S. 70. Bell was behind Wills and Alvarez. Bell failed to slow down for traffic in front of him and collided with the back of Willis’s vehicle. Willis’s car was pushed forward into Alvarez’s car in a chain-reaction-style crash.
Both Wills and Alvarez were hurt in the accident and were transported to Duke Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries. Bell was not injured. Bell fled the scene but was later located by authorities. He was charged with hit-and-run and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
No additional details are available at this time.
We wish to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the injured victims of this car accident in Durham. We hope for their complete and speedy recovery.
North Carolina Car Accidents
According to statistics published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there are more than 300,000 reported car accidents in North Carolina each year. These accidents take place throughout the state every day, on busy highways and quiet city streets. No one is ever truly safe from being injured in a car accident and all motorists must remember to utilize caution when traveling on the roadways.
If you have been hurt in a North Carolina car accident, you should seek the assistance of a competent and skilled North Carolina car accident attorney as soon as possible. Following the crash, you are no doubt experiencing a range of emotions from anxiety, to anger, and frustration. Your future may feel uncertain as you deal with painful injuries, costly medical bills, and a long road to recovery. It is important to make sure that your case is handled properly in order to help secure your future.
Many crash victims make the mistake of trying to handle their own claims. This results in a settlement that is far less than what your claim is worth. The insurance company will undervalue your case in an effort to obtain a quick settlement. The adjuster is not working for you; their goal is to maximize profits for the company. Once you sign a settlement agreement, you lose your right to continue negotiating your claim or to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver for your injuries. Before you sign anything or agree to a settlement, you should have legal representation on your side. Your attorney can deal with the insurance company and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
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