Durham, NC (August 27, 2020) – A woman from Raleigh was killed in a three-car accident in Durham on Thursday, August 27th. The crash happened around 10:40 a.m. along North Duke Street near Interstate 85.
The Durham Police Department responded to the scene shortly after the accident occurred. According to reports, a Chevrolet Cruze and Honda Element were stationary in the right lane of an off-ramp on I-85. As the light turned green, the Chevrolet driver made a right turn onto North Duke Street. As the Honda driver also turned right, it was struck by a Subaru Legacy traveling northbound on North Duke. The Honda rolled over following the crash.
A passenger in the Honda, 52-year-old Sandra Fernandez of Raleigh was rushed to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Three other people sustained undisclosed injuries in the accident. Their identities have not been released at this time and there is no word on their conditions.
The accident remains under investigation at this time and no charges have been issued at this time. No additional details are available.
We offer our condolences to the family of Sandra Fernandez following this tragic car accident in Durham.
Durham Car Accidents
Car accidents in North Carolina can leave you feeling very confused and overwhelmed. When you have lost a loved one in a crash, the emotions are strong and you are likely experiencing one of the most devastating and heartbreaking times of your life. Sadly, many innocent victims are killed through no fault of their own when they come into contact with a negligent driver. Last year, more than 1,400 people were killed in North Carolina car accidents, with hundreds of them losing their lives at the hands of a negligent driver.
Under North Carolina law, you could have important legal rights if your loved one has been tragically killed in a car accident. North Carolina’s wrongful death claims can be brought against drives whose negligence has caused an accident resulting in death. Under a wrongful death claim, the deceased victim’s next-of-kin will file a suit that seeks to recover certain types of compensation. The categories of compensation that can be recovered include payment for medical bills, funeral bills, lost wages, and loss of companionship.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton is here for you during your time of need. From our offices in Raleigh, we proudly represent clients in areas all throughout the Triangle, including Durham. We bring more than eight years of experience handling accident claims of all types. Our team is not afraid to take on a complicated case as we fight for justice and your legal rights. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for crash victims and their families.
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