Hillsborough, NC (January 2, 2021) – Police and rescue officials responded to the scene of a fatal accident near Hillsborough on Friday, January 1st. The crash took place around 1:00 p.m. on Interstate 85 northbound next exit 163 and Old North Carolina Highway 86.
The Orange Rural Fire Department and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol both arrived at the crash scene just after the accident took place. At this time, there are no details available surrounding the cause of the accident. A white vehicle was seen on its side in the middle of the roadway. Officials did confirm that at least one person was killed in the accident, though there are no details on the number of cars involved or whether any other injuries were reported. The deceased victim’s identity is not available at this time.
Drivers on I-85 were forced to find alternate routes of travel as the road remained closed until around 4:00 p.m. There are no additional details available at this time and an investigation is underway.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic fatal accident in Hillsborough.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Each year across North Carolina, there are approximately 1,500 fatalities reported in car accidents throughout our state. Over the course of the year, this averages out to about four fatal crashes every day. While the number of fatalities has remained relatively steady in recent years, there was a slight uptick in 2020 in the number of reported deadly crashes. The cause of the increase is unknown, but as more and more drivers are on the roadways the chances of a fatal accident will continue to go up. It is easy to fall into a false sense of security when we get into a vehicle but it is also important to remember that very serious car accidents in North Carolina take place here on a daily basis.
If you or a loved one have suffered a loss in a North Carolina traffic accident, you are likely to need the help of an experienced attorney. After the crash, your focus should be on your healing and recovery and not on the legal details that are necessary to put your case in the best position it can be. You should not have to worry about dealing with the insurance company during this difficult time while your attorney can take care of all the details and make sure that you are receiving the outcome that you deserve.
At Burton Law Firm, our clients are extremely important to us. We fight hard every day to make sure that injured victims and their families are compensated accordingly following car accidents that were not their fault. North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton assists injured clients throughout the greater Triangle region to make sure that their rights are protected. For more than eight years, we have assisted crash victims following every type of accident and we would be honored to assist you as well.
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