Gatesville, NC (February 9, 2022) – Police in Gatesville responded to the scene of a fatal accident on Wednesday, February 9th. The collision happened around 5:45 a.m. along US Highway 13 near North Carolina Highway 37.
According to a report from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle were involved in the collision. One victim died at the scene as a result of their injuries while another was seriously injured and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. There is no further update on the condition of the injured victim at this time. The identities of those involved have not been released and it is not clear how the accident occurred. The road was shut down while authorities investigated the collision and attempted to determine the cause. Motorists were urged to avoid the area or to find alternate routes of travel
Police are still investigating the accident. There is no further information available.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
According to statistics compiled by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, approximately 1,500 people lose their lives in North Carolina car accidents every year. Serious and fatal crashes take place on our state’s roadways every day. While no one ever expects to be involved in an injury accident, innocent victims can be affected in a split second when they come into contact with a negligent driver. Some motorists choose to regularly disobey traffic laws and drive recklessly and erratically. This places both their safety, as well as the safety of other motorists, in jeopardy. When these drivers make a mistake, the results are often catastrophic.
Following a car accident in North Carolina, victims and family members may be left feeling hopeless and confused. There is certainly nothing more devastating than the loss of a family member to a crash. When you have been affected by an accident, you likely have questions regarding your legal rights and your ability to obtain compensation to help offset some of the unexpected expenses that you are incurring at this time.
Gatesville Car Accident Attorneys
Here at Burton Law Firm, our Gatesville car accident attorneys are here to help when you are experiencing the aftermath of a serious crash. We understand what you are going through during this difficult time because we have helped hundreds of clients in similar situations. For nearly a decade, our team has dedicated itself to protecting the rights of crash victims and their families. We strongly believe that no innocent accident victim or family member should have to bear the responsibility of a crash that was caused by someone else. That is why we will fight tirelessly to make sure that you receive the outcome that you deserve.
Our team stands ready to help at any time. We always offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will discuss your case in detail and explain the steps that need to be taken to ensure a successful outcome. To speak with a car accident lawyer in Gatesville, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.