High Point, NC (May 15, 2021) – A Kernersville man was taken to the hospital after a car accident in High Point on Thursday, May 13th. The crash took place around 11:00 a.m. along Eastchester Drive near the intersection with Premier Drive.
Officer J.M. Spoon of the High Point Police Department responded to the crash scene. According to a report filed by Officer Spoon, Mel Barfield, of Lexington, was traveling southbound on Eastchester Drive as he approached the intersection with Premier Drive. According to witnesses, Barfield had a red light in his direction of travel. At the same time, James Shields, of Kernersville, was traveling on Premier Drive when he arrived at the same intersection. Shields had a green light in his direction of travel. Barfield failed to stop at the red light and collided with Shields’ vehicle at the intersection.
Shields sustained undisclosed injuries as a result of the accident. He was taken by ambulance to Moses Cone Hospital for treatment. Barfield was not hurt. Officer Spoon issued a citation to Barfield for failing to stop at a red light.
No further details are available at this time.
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to James Shields following this High Point car accident. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
North Carolina Car Accidents
Car accidents in North Carolina take place hundreds of times each day. In fact, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were approximately 300,000 reported accidents across our state in 2019. Nearly 80,o00 people suffered injuries as a result of these crashes. Many car accident victims will sustain injuries that require extensive and costly medical care and these victims will have a long road to recovery. A North Carolina car accident can happen in an instant and can change your life forever.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a crash, you may have valuable and important legal rights. Under our state’s law, if you were not at fault for the accident you could recover compensation for your injuries. This compensation includes payment for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical records, and potentially more. Understanding the value of your case is critical to ensuring that you receive a full and fair settlement from the negligent driver and their insurance company.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we will fight for you when you have been affected by a crash throughout our state. North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton proudly represents car accident victims in High Point and throughout the Triad region. For nearly a decade, we have handled serious and complex personal injury cases. During that time, we have recovered nearly 40 million dollars in total compensation for our clients and we would be honored to assist you as well.
Our team stands ready to help at any time. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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