Durham, NC (September 22, 2020) – Police responded to the scene of a crash involving a truck and a bus in Durham on Sunday, September 20th. The crash was reported around 3:45 p.m. near The Streets at Southpoint Mall.
According to reports from the Durham Police Department, 28-year-old Jacob Kipserem of Buies Creek was driving a box truck eastbound on Renaissance Parkway when he attempted to turn left onto Rolando Drive. As he turned, the truck collided with a GoTriangle Bus that was traveling westbound on Renaissance. Kipserem was thrown from the truck and died at the scene. The driver of the bus and three passengers sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were all taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. There is no additional update on their conditions at this time.
Police are still investigating the accident. Neither alcohol nor speed appeared to be a factor according to officers. The crash caused the roadway to be shut down for several hours while crews worked at the scene.
No additional details have been released at this time.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Jacob Kipserem following this fatal crash in Durham. We hope that the injured victims are able to make a complete recovery from their injuries.
Fatal Injury Crashes in North Carolina
Fatal accidents are one of the most devastating occurrences for any family. These crashes occur suddenly and are heartbreaking in that they result in the loss of a loved one and a family member. In addition to having an emotional void, you may also be left struggling with a difficult financial situation when trying to replace lost wages as well as paying medical and funeral costs.
If you have a lost family member in a North Carolina traffic accident, it is important to have a full understanding of your legal rights. Under North Carolina law, the deceased victim’s next-of-kin or personal representative can have up to two years to file a claim against the driver who caused the crash. A North Carolina wrongful death claim is complicated and should not be attempted without the skill and counsel of a trusted attorney who routinely handles these types of cases.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help. North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton has represented injured crash victims and family members for more than eight years. From our office in Raleigh, we help clients throughout the Triangle area. We are known for our tenacity in fighting for the rights of innocent motorists who have been victimized by the negligence of another. Whether we are in the courtroom or negotiating with the other side, we bring the same level of care and compassion to each situation.
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