Greensboro, NC (June 23, 2021) – A 51-year-old woman was among two people who were killed in a three-car crash on Interstate 40 in Greensboro. The accident happened around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22nd.
The Greensboro Police Department was called to the scene just after the collision occurred. According to reports, 19-year-old Priya Hairston was traveling on I-40 when, for unknown reasons, her car crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a white Kia. The car then struck a black Jeep before all three vehicles came to rest. The driver of the Kia, 51-year-old Victoria Tate, was killed in the crash. Tate’s 17-year-old passenger was also killed and another child in the Kia was transported to a hospital in unknown condition. There is no word on whether any other injuries were sustained.
Following an investigation, police charged Hairston with driving left of center and two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. No further information has been reported at this time.
Our most sincere condolences are with the families of the deceased victims in the aftermath of this tragic car accident in Greensboro.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
Deadly car accidents occur on a daily basis throughout North Carolina. Many of the most serious crashes take place on major highways such as Interstate 40. With greater traffic volumes and higher speed limits, the interstates can be a dangerous place for motorists. When combined with negligent drivers, a single moment of careless driving behavior can lead to a catastrophic outcome, including the loss of innocent life.
If you have lost a family member to a North Carolina car accident, it is important to be aware of your legal rights. Under our state’s law, if your family member was not at fault for the crash, you could receive compensation. As the legal representative of the victim, you can file a wrongful death claim on their behalf seeking to recover damages including funeral and medical costs, loss of companionship and affect, lost wages, and potentially more. These claims are very complex, however, and should only be handled by a skilled and experienced North Carolina accident attorney.
Here at Burton Law Firm, our attorneys know what it takes to get the job done. Following a fatal car accident in North Carolina, you need an advocate who knows the law and can stand up for you during your time of greatest need. We are up to the challenge. Since 2012, our firm has successfully recovered nearly 40 million dollars in compensation for injured crash victims and their families.
We are standing by now and we are ready to take your call at any time. We understand that your focus during this difficult period should be on healing and recovery and you should not have to worry about the legal details of your claim. Our firm will provide you with a free consultation to explain your options moving forward. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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