Durham, NC (March 21, 2021) – A driver was taken to the hospital following a car accident in Durham on Saturday, March 20th. The accident happened around 7:00 p.m. on Hardee Street near the intersection with Holloway Street.
The Durham Police Department was called to the scene shortly after the crash took place. Police say that an SUV and another vehicle were involved. Following the collision, the SUV went off the road before coming to rest. The driver of the SUV was injured and was transported to Duke Hospital by paramedics. The driver’s name and condition are not available at this time. The driver of the other vehicle involved was not hurt in the wreck.
Police have not released any information surrounding the cause of the crash at this time. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed. The road was closed while police remained at the scene and passing motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel. An investigation into the incident is underway.
We are saddened to hear of this car accident in Durham and we hope that the injured victim is able to make a complete and speedy recovery.
North Carolina Car Accidents
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 9,898 car accidents in Durham County in 2019. From this number, 3,645 people sustained some type of injury, and 22 fatalities were reported. If you have been a victim of a Durham car accident, you have about a 1 in 3 chance of being hurt. Sadly, many accident victims in Durham will be injured in crashes that were not their fault. Durham County, like every county in our state, has its share of negligent drivers who act without regard for the well-being of others on the roadway. Each accident must be carefully investigated, however, some common causes of car accidents include speeding, distracted driving, impairment, and failing to yield and stop signs and traffic lights.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a crash, it is important to know your legal rights. If the accident was not your fault, you can seek compensation for your injuries as well as your pain and suffering. Knowing the amount to request is an important part of your claim. Only an experienced attorney can evaluate the case and help determine the amount to which you may be entitled.
At Burton Law Firm, Durham car accident attorney Jason M. Burton is here to help during your time of greatest need. From our office in Raleigh, we proudly serve injured victims and their families throughout the Triangle area. We bring nearly a decade of experience in assisting our clients and we strongly believe in seeking justice and equal treatment for our clients.
Our firm is standing by and ready to assist you at any time. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us via the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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