Greenville, NC (July 29, 2020) – Police were on the scene of a four-vehicle crash in Greenville on Monday, July 27th. The crash took place around 2:10 p.m. in the 600 block of Arlington Boulevard and was caused by a driver fleeing from officers.
According to reports, the Greenville Police Department received a call regarding vehicle larceny at a convenience store on 500 North Green Street. Officers located the vehicle as it traveled at a high rate of speed near Hooker Road and Arlington Boulevard. The vehicle continued to speed through the area and officers abandoned the chase. However, as the vehicle entered the intersection with Evans Street, the driver caused a crash with three other cars.
The suspect was identified as 35-year-old Joel Anthony Barkman of Newport. One of the other drivers involved was hurt in the crash and was transported to Vidant Medical Center for treatment of serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the crash but expect to file charges against Barkman shortly. No one else involved in the accident has been identified at this time.
There is no additional information available.
We offer our thoughts and hopes for a speedy recovery to the injured victim following this Greenville car accident.
North Carolina Car Accidents
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 273,405 traffic accidents reported in our state in 2018. From this number, 81,996 people were hurt in accidents and 866 were killed. As the state continues to grow in population, the number of crashes will also increase. With more and more drivers on the roadways, there are more opportunities to encounter negligent and reckless drivers who will cause accidents to occur.
A North Carolina car accident can have long-lasting results, well beyond the crash itself. After the crash, many victims will find themselves facing a long road to recovery. This can include mounting medical bills, complicated and long-term medical treatment, the difficulties of dealing with the physical and emotional pain from the crash, and lost wages due to an inability to work and support your family. All of these are byproducts of the accident and can have a major negative impact on your life as you move forward following the crash. It is important to ensure that you have a tough and experienced North Carolina car accident attorney on your side to fight for your rights if you or a loved one has been affected by a crash on our roadways.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina personal injury lawyer Jason M. Burton takes pride in helping injured victims receive the legal compensation they deserve. Mr. Burton strongly believes in holding negligent and reckless drivers accountable for their actions and will fight to ensure that his clients receive the best outcomes possible given their specific situations and circumstances. Since 2012, we have helped thousands of injury victims as they recover from the devastating injuries that can be inflicted by careless individuals on our roadways.
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