Durham, NC (April 19, 2021) – A 73-year-old woman died in a car accident that took place in Durham on Sunday, April 18th. The collision was reported around 5:30 p.m. on T.W. Alexander Drive at the intersection with Wind River Parkway.
The Durham Police Department responded to the crash scene. According to police, 21-year-old Zahnyah Booker, of Durham, was driving a 2018 Nissan Rogue when she collided with the left side of a Honda Civic driven by Rita Dinizo, of Raleigh. Dinizo was ejected from her vehicle following the collision. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Booker and two juveniles in her vehicle were taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Following an investigation, Durham officers charged Booker with driving on a suspended license and failure to wear a seat belt. The crash is still being investigated at this time. There is no further information available.
We wish to extend our condolences to the family of Rita Dinizo following this tragic car accident in Durham.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Sadly, fatal car accidents take place each day in North Carolina. According to current statistics, there are about four deadly crashes reported each day in our state. In 2019, nearly 1,500 lost their lives on North Carolina’s roadways while approximately 80,000 suffered varying types of injuries. A North Carolina car accident has the potential to be very devastating, both for the victim as well as their families and loved ones. Certainly, there is nothing more devastating and heartbreaking than the sudden loss of a family member due to a tragic crash.
Under North Carolina’s personal injury laws, car accident victims and their families may have certain legal rights in the aftermath of a serious crash. If your loved one was killed as the direct result of another driver’s negligence, you may be able to step in and file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your family member. These claims must be filed within two years of the date of death and should only be handled by an attorney who has experience in the area. A wrongful death lawsuit can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve when your loved one has been killed due to the actions of another motorist.
At Burton Law Firm, we bring years of experience and successful results to the table. While no amount of money can bring back your loved one or change the fact that the accident occurred, the financial compensation that you receive can be instrumental as you move forward along the path to recovery. North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton proudly represents accident victims and their families throughout our state. During our time in business, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation for our clients.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients and we are standing by to speak with you at any time. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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