Durham, NC (November 1, 2020) – A 21-year-old dirt bike driver is dead following a head-on crash in Durham on Saturday. The accident happened around 7:00 p.m. at the intersection of E. Club Blvd. and Cascadilla Street.
Officers with the Durham Police Department received a call regarding the crash and arrived at the scene just after it occurred. According to officials, 21-year-old Jarrein Smith was riding his dirt bike near the intersection when he was struck by a pickup truck that was attempting to make a left turn near the intersection. Investigators believe that the truck turned into Smith’s path, causing the collision.
Smith was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the pickup was not injured and has not been identified by police at this time.
No charges have been filed in connection with the crash although an investigation is underway. No further information is available at this time.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Jarrien Smith following this tragic fatal accident in Durham.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Deadly crashes occur each day on North Carolina’s roadways. While many serious and fatal accidents involve cars and other more traditional passenger vehicles, crashes involving mopeds, motorcycles, and dirt bikes also make up a substantial percentage of deadly accidents that take place in our state. These vehicles offer little protection against the force and protection of a collision. Motorists are often thrown from their bikes following a crash which can also result in injuries.
A deadly accident in North Carolina is certainly a life-changing event for family members. Those who are left behind are suddenly forced to pick up the pieces and move forward following a sudden tragedy. After a fatal accident, family members should consult with an experienced attorney in order to determine their legal rights and protections.
In some cases, a North Carolina wrongful death claim can be filed against the other driver. This is appropriate when the other motorist’s actions led to your loved one’s death. Under our wrongful death law, family members can recover certain types of damages, including funeral and medical expenses, loss of consortium, and more. While no amount of money can bring back your loved one, your settlement can help with unexpected expenses and can assist you in achieving justice when you have suffered an unnecessary loss.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton stands ready to help during your time of need. From our office in Raleigh, we handle cases in Durham and all other areas and communities throughout the Triangle region. We would be honored to assist you as well.
Our firm offers free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients and most cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no obligation to you until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment, please reach out to us via the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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