High Point, NC (July 19, 2022) – Officers with the High Point Police Department responded to the scene of a two-car crash on Monday, July 18th. The accident took place in the 1700 block of Cedrow Drive around 7:00 p.m.
According to a report from officers, a 2008 Dodge Caliber and a 1997 Saturn station wagon were traveling in opposite directions on Cedrow Drive. The Caliber crossed the center line and collided head-on with the Saturn. The driver of the Caliber, 58-year-old Melvin Lend Crosby, died at the accident scene. The other driver, an 81-year-old woman in the Caliber, suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. The woman was not identified.
Police are still investigating. It is believed that alcohol was a contributing factor.
No further details have been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this fatal car accident in High Point.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
A car accident in North Carolina can lead to very serious and life-altering consequences in a matter of seconds. Sadly, injury crashes take place multiple times per day on our roadways and often result in motorists being seriously hurt or even killed. Due to the prevalence of negligent drivers on our roadways, the number of car accidents in our state has increased steadily over the past several years. Drivers should always take precautions each time they get behind the wheel of a vehicle in order to minimize their risk of being involved in a crash. Although these precautions can be taken, unfortunately, they cannot always stop an accident from occurring.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a North Carolina car accident, there are a few steps you should take right away. First, you should not delay seeking medical treatment for your injuries. You certainly do not want your condition to worsen and obtaining treatment as soon as possible will help lower the risk that your injuries will linger and will increase the chances of a quicker recovery.
Second, you should contact a skilled and trusted attorney as soon as possible. A car accident attorney in High Point can advise you on the steps you can take to help your case. In addition, your attorney will speak with the insurance company on your behalf and present your case in a clear and convincing manner. Many people mistakenly believe that they can handle their own claim and, in the process, end up settling for far less than what they deserve.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help when you are experiencing the difficult aftermath of a car accident. If the crash was not your fault, we will be able to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve to get back on your feet as soon as possible.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. To schedule your appointment with a High Point car accident lawyer, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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