Forsyth County, NC (December 16, 2020) – One person is dead after a car accident in Forsyth County on Wednesday, December 16th. The crash happened around 7:15 a.m. near the exit for Union Cross Road.
According to a report from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a vehicle was traveling eastbound on I-40 when it collided with a box truck. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The box truck driver was not injured. At this time, police have not identified the deceased victim. The roadway was wet at the time of the accident but the weather is not believed to have played a role in the crash.
The affected area remained closed until around 9:40 a.m. Motorists were advised to travel with caution near the crash scene. An investigation is ongoing.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic car accident in Forsyth County.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal car accidents are an extremely devastating and heartbreaking event for families who are forced to deal with the sudden loss of a loved one. Sadly, fatal crashes are reported in North Carolina every day. According to statistics maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, nearly 1,500 people lost their lives in North Carolina car accidents in 2019. This number was up slightly over the year before as more motorists were injured and killed on the roadways when compared with the same time period in 2018. Unfortunately, many car accident victims are injured or killed due to the actions of other drivers on the roadway and through no fault of their own.
When you have been affected by a North Carolina car accident, you may have questions about where to turn next. Following the accident, you should have a full understanding of your legal rights as they relate to the accident. If your loved one was killed, you could be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver responsible for their death. These cases must generally be filed within two years of the date of death. A wrongful death claim should only be handled by an experienced attorney as these cases are very complicated and require someone who knowledge of the law and procedure.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help during your time of need. North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton has assisted hundreds of crash victims and their families following serious accidents. We have handled all types of accident claims and we would be honored to help you as well.
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