Elkin, NC (May 22, 2021) – Two people have been taken to the hospital following a cargo van crash in Surry County early Friday morning. The collision happened just after 5:00 a.m. along Interstate 77 near the town of Elkin.
According to the Surry County Emergency Services, the cargo van was traveling in the southbound lanes of the roadway when the driver lost control. The van veered off the road and collided with a guardrail. It then caught fire and was left badly burned. The driver and a passenger were both injured in the collision and were taken to a local hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. The cause of the accident remains under investigation at this time and the victims of the accident were not immediately identified.
The collision caused several lanes of the road to be shut down while police investigated at the scene. Drivers were advised to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
There is no additional information available at this time.
We wish to extend our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this car accident near Elkin. We hope for a full recovery from their injuries.
North Carolina Car Accidents
Each year in North Carolina, there are hundreds of thousands of car accidents reported. In a recent year, our state saw 285,000 traffic collisions with more than 80,000 reported injuries. A North Carolina car accident takes place very suddenly and unexpectedly and can result in a tremendous amount of damage and destruction, including injuries to innocent motorists. Nearly all car accidents in North Carolina are caused by the negligence of one or more drivers. A careful investigation following the accident is needed in order to determine the cause and which driver should be held responsible for the results of the collision.
Under the laws of our state, drivers who sustain injuries due to the actions of negligent motorists could be entitled to compensation. When you have been hurt in a crash that was not your fault, your recovery could depend upon the help of a skilled and experienced local attorney. After the accident, you have a limited amount of time to make your claim for personal injuries. It is important to speak with a lawyer who can help you value your case and make sure that you receive the appropriate outcome under the circumstances.
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