Durham, NC (December 22, 2020) – A man was seriously hurt in a car accident that took place in Durham on Friday, December 18th. The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of North Carolina Highway 55.
According to the Durham Police Department, a 27-year-old man was driving a 2005 Cadillac southbound on NC 55 when he collided with a 2017 Ford Escape that was turning out of the parking lot of an ABC store. The driver of the Cadillac was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Police later determined that Dale Isaiah Taylor was driving the 2017 Escape. Taylor is wanted on charges of aggravated felony serious injury by vehicle, driving while impaired, reckless driving, speeding, driving while license revoked, and driving without insurance.
Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Investigator Rose with the Traffic and Crash Team at (919) 475-4149 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. No additional details are available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and well-wishes to the injured victim of this Durham car accident. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
Car accidents in North Carolina take place each day. Not every North Carolina car accident will result in injuries, however, many of them will. According to statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were approximately 280,000 injury crashes in our state in 2019. About 80,000 of these accidents resulted in reported injuries. Some common injuries suffered in a car accident include broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, soft tissue injuries, and more.
Following a car accident in North Carolina, the road to recovery may seem long and daunting. Treatment can consist of major medical interventions such as surgery and rehab and may include multiple visits to your doctor. The injuries that you sustain may take weeks, months, or even years of recovery. During this time, you may be unable to work and support yourself and your family. You may also be unable to enjoy the activities that you enjoyed prior to the crash as you struggle to regain your quality of life.
If you have been hurt in a car accident in our state, you need an attorney that will fight for you. The insurance company will try to settle your claim for less than what it is worth and will attempt to get you to sign a quick settlement. At Burton Law Firm, our dedicated North Carolina car accident lawyers will hold the negligent driver accountable for their actions. For more than eight years, we have served the citizens of the Triangle area and helped them obtain the compensation they deserve and we would be honored to assist you as well.
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