Hillsborough, NC (November 2, 2020) – Two people were killed in a car accident that took place on Sunday in Hillsborough. The crash was reported around 5:00 a.m. on US Highway 70 near West Hill Avenue.
According to a report, an SUV was traveling along Highway 70 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The SUV went down an embankment before striking a large oak tree and coming to rest. The SUV driver was seriously hurt in the crash and was taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. Two passengers in the vehicle were killed as a result of the crash. The identities of the passengers have not been released at this time. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. There is no word on whether the SUV driver faces any charges.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing. No additional information is available at this time.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic fatal accident in Hillsborough.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina’s roadways can be a very dangerous place for motorists. While no one ever wants to think about the possibility of being involved in a serious crash, these accidents take place each day on our roadways. According to the most recent statistics, nearly 1,500 people were killed in North Carolina car accidents in 2018, and almost 80,000 injuries were reported. These numbers help to show the danger to motorists on the roadways. Many of those who were hurt or killed were victims of crashes that were not their fault. In a split-second, a car accident in North Carolina can change many lives forever.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one due to a traffic accident, our condolences go out to you. There is nothing more difficult than having to face such a sudden and unexpected tragedy. Car accident fatalities represent the loss of a loving relative and can cause financial hardship when an income is suddenly taken away from a family. If your loved one was killed in a collision with a negligent driver, you could be entitled to financial recovery. Under North Carolina’s wrongful death statute, the deceased victim’s next-of-kin has two years to file a claim against the other motorist whose negligence resulted in the crash. These claims are complicated, however, and should only be handled by an experienced attorney.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help you during your time of greatest need. North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton has the skills and experience needed to ensure that you receive a complete recovery, regardless of what you are experiencing. Since 2012, our firm has proudly served injured crash victims and their families during some of the most difficult times of their lives. In that span, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for our clients.
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