Fayetteville, NC (June 8, 2022) – Authorities in Fayetteville were at the scene of a deadly car accident in Fayetteville on Wednesday, June 8th. The crash took place on Gillis Hill Road near Raeford Road and Stoney Point Road.
The Fayetteville Police Department was dispatched to the scene. According to a report from police, a total of three vehicles were involved in the collision. One person died from the injuries they sustained in the crash. A second person was transported to a local hospital where they were listed in critical condition. Neither of the accident victims has been identified at this time.
Police say that the crash occurred when an SUV crossed the center line on Gillis Hill Road and struck another car traveling the other way. The SUV was then T-boned causing the death of a passenger. Motorists in the area were advised to avoid the scene and to find an alternate route of travel if possible.
No further information has been released at this time. An investigation is underway. There is no word on whether any charges are expected.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the families and victims affected by this car accident in Fayetteville. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina’s roadways can be dangerous places for motorists. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there are about 1,500 fatalities on our state’s roadways each year. When a fatal accident takes place, police must carefully investigate the cause of the collision. In many instances, at least one driver’s negligence leads to innocent victims being affected. In these cases, the victims or their family members may have legal rights under North Carolina law.
North Carolina’s wrongful death statutes allow family members to file wrongful death actions against drivers who cause fatal crashes. Under the law, the deceased victim’s next-of-kin will file this claim as the administrator of the victim’s estate. Family members have two years to a file wrongful death suit. Due to the complicated nature of these cases, they should only be handled by an experienced lawyer who has a background in serious injury cases.
Here at Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton can help you during your time of greatest need. We have nearly a decade of experience handling car accidents and wrongful death cases throughout the state and we would be honored to help you during this difficult period. From our office in Raleigh, we provide assistance to clients in Fayetteville and throughout eastern North Carolina.
We are here and standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm always offers a free consultation and case evaluation to all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will evaluate your case and go over all of your options in detail so that you can choose the best path forward. To schedule an appointment with a car accident attorney in Fayetteville, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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