Iredell County, NC (October 6, 2020) – A 5-year-old child was hurt in a head-on crash that took place on Tuesday in Iredell County. The accident was reported around 7:30 a.m. on Oswalt Amity Road near the intersection with Arthurs Road in Troutman.
According to police, two vehicles were involved in the crash. At this time, there is no word on the cause of the accident. Following the collision, a MEDEVAC helicopter arrived at the scene and airlifted the injured child to Atrium Health in Charlotte for further treatment. The child’s current condition is not known at this time, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. There is no indication as to whether anyone was injured in the accident.
The road was closed for nearly two hours as troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol investigated at the scene. Police have not said whether charges are expected to be filed. There is no additional information available at this time.
We would like to extend our thoughts and well-wishes to the injured child and their family following this crash in Iredell County.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
According to statistics that are published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were nearly 300,000 car accidents in North Carolina in 2018 and approximately 80,000 injured victims as a result of those accidents. A car accident takes place very suddenly and unexpectedly and can change your life at a moment’s notice. One minute you may be driving down the road minding your own business and the next you find yourself suffering from injuries with a long and extensive path to recovery. When a crash affects one of your family members, you are likely to feel the same stress as you care for them and face extensive medical treatment and high medical costs.
Under North Carolina law, crash victims and their families may have certain rights in this situation. If the crash was not your fault, you could be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries. For example, the other driver or their insurance company could have to reimburse you for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and potentially more. If you have been affected by a car accident in North Carolina, you should seek a skilled and experienced North Carolina car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
At Burton Law Firm, we help people who have been injured by the careless and reckless actions of others. Our passion comes from assisting injured victims in obtaining compensation and justice for their injuries. We strongly believe that no innocent accident victim should be forced to be financially responsible for the mistakes or intentional acts of another driver. That is why we fight hard to make sure that our clients receive the maximum compensation that they can under the circumstances.
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