Greensboro, NC (April 8, 2021) – One man is dead and two others are injured following a two-vehicle crash in Greensboro early Thursday. The accident took place around 12:45 a.m. on West Gate City Boulevard.
The Greensboro Police Department responded to the scene of the collision. According to officers, 22-year-old Dijmon Kobe Faulkner, of Clarkton, was driving a Kia Forte westbound on West Gate City. At the same time, 20-year-old Jailen Christopher Oakes, of Raeford, was driving a Chrysler Sebring eastbound on Gate City. Faulkner drove across the turn lane and traveled left of center. His vehicle collided head-on with the Sebring driven by Oakes.
Faulker died at the accident scene while Oakes and his passenger, Salah Lucas, suffered serious injuries. There is no word on what caused the crash to occur at this time. Motorists were advised to expect delays in the area and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing. No further information is available.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to everyone affected by this tragic car accident in Greensboro.
North Carolina Car Accidents
Serious car accidents cause problems across North Carolina’s roadways each day. In an average year, there are nearly 300,000 reported car accidents in North Carolina. About one-third to one-half of all car accidents in our state will result in injuries to one or more individuals involved in the crash. The injuries can range from minor to severe and may even be deadly in the worst-case scenario.
The common factor behind most North Carolina car accidents is the presence of a negligent driver. Speeding, reckless driving, distraction, impairment, and more all play a role in many crashes that occur in our state. These negligent drivers place both themselves and all others on the roadway at risk of injury due to their actions. A crash involving a negligent driver can have life-changing consequences for the victim, including complicated and expensive medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you should seek legal representation as soon as possible. Here at Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jaso M. Burton will stand by your side every step of the way. From our office in Raleigh, we represent accident victims throughout the Piedmont region and would be honored to assist you as well. Since 2012, our team has successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation on behalf of injured crash victims and their families.
We are here and standing by to take your call at any time. Our office provides a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. We handle most injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no attorney fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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