High Point, NC (November 18, 2021) – A crash in High Point involving a Randolph County EMS vehicle occurred on University Parkway near South Main Street. The accident took place when the ambulance and another vehicle collided.
The ambulance was occupied with a passenger when the accident happened. Police responded to the accident and dispatched two additional ambulances to provide medical assistance and transport to the passenger that was in the back of the ambulance and for a person who was in the other vehicle when they crashed.
At this time, authorities have not identified the nature of the injuries to those involved. The accident is currently under investigation.
Our thoughts are with everyone who was impacted by this accident.
Serious Accidents in North Carolina
Serious motor vehicle accidents happen every day in North Carolina that can result in catastrophic injuries. These injuries can have long-lasting effects on the injured person and their family. In fact, in the year 2020, there were more than 247,000 North Carolina motor vehicle accidents reported which were down almost 10% from the number of accidents reported in 2019, the number of fatal accidents was up by almost 12%. Distracted driving was a factor in more than 44,000 of the crashes that took place in North Carolina in 2020.
You may ask, what is considered distracted driving? The answer is any that takes your attention from driving the vehicle. There are the three main types of distractions:
- Visual – Looking at anything other than the roadway
- Manual – Doing anything other than steering your vehicle
- Cognitive – Thinking about anything other than driving
Here is a list of some of the most commonly reported causes of distracted driving accidents in North Carolina:
- Talking on the phone
- Texting while driving
- Using a GPS or other navigation tool
- Eating or drinking
- Adjusting the climate controls
- Adjusting the radio or music
- Talking to passengers
- Applying makeup
- Distracted by a pet or child
If you have been injured or someone you loved has been injured in an accident that you believe was caused by another driver, you should speak with a North Carolina personal injury attorney as soon as you can to see if you have the right to pursue a lawsuit for your injuries and losses.
NC Personal Injury Law Firm- Burton Law Firm, PLLC
Attorney Jason Burton with Burton Law Firm, PLLC has been representing clients who have been injured in serious personal injury and wrongful death accident victims in North Carolina for years. Through our efforts, we have collected millions of dollars on behalf of accident victims and their surviving family members.
We can help you too. Contact the Burton Law Firm, PLLC us today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced and skilled car accident attorney. The lawyer will listen to the specifics surrounding your injury accident and will let you know if you have the right to pursue financial compensation for the injuries you sustained and the damages you incurred. Call us today at 919-873-4700 or toll-free at 833-623-0442.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.