Hickory, NC (October 24, 2020) – Police in Hickory responded to a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 on Thursday, October 22nd. The crash took place just after 9:00 a.m. between exits 123 and 125.
According to police, the crash involved a tractor-trailer and a 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis in the eastbound lanes of the highway. Following the crash, the driver of the Marquis attempted to move his vehicle to the right shoulder but was instead struck by an oncoming dump truck. The Marquis driver, later identified as 37-year-old Matthew Mullins of Morehead City, was critically hurt in the crash. Mullins was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center. There is no word on his condition at this time. No one else was injured in the accident.
The roadway remained closed until about 11:00 a.m. Motorists were advised to use caution when traveling near the crash scene. Police are still investigating the accident at this time. There were no charges filed as of Thursday morning, however, an investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to extend our thoughts and best wishes for a complete recovery to Matthew Mullins following this car accident in Hickory.
Highway Accidents in North Carolina
There are several major highways that run throughout North Carolina. These highways are traveled by tens of thousands of vehicles every day, making them a common area for car accidents to occur. With higher speed limits, greater traffic volume, congestion, and negligent drivers, highway driving can be dangerous and deadly for motorists. Many North Carolina car accidents occur on highways such as Interstate 40 and thousands of injuries are reported in highway crashes each year.
If you have been hurt in a car accident in North Carolina, it is important to understand that you may have legal rights following the crash. If you were injured at the hands of a negligent driver, your legal rights could include the right to receive compensation for your injuries, including your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. North Carolina law allows drivers who were not at fault in the crash to file a personal injury claim against the other motorist. These claims must typically be filed within three years of the accident date.
Before you take any legal action regarding your case, you should first speak with an experienced North Carolina car accident attorney. Motorists who try to handle their own personal injury claims often end up making crucial mistakes in the process. This can lead to a settlement that is far lower than what your case is actually worth. This can jeopardize your future and your financial status following the crash. Having a skilled attorney on your side can ensure that you are in a good position as you move forward following the collision.
At Burton Law Firm, we stand up for the rights of innocent crash victims. We are standing by to take your call at any time and we offer free consultations and case evaluations to all of our potential clients. To schedule your appointment, please contact us at https://www.jmburtonlaw.com/contact-us.html or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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