Iredell County, NC (September 25, 2020) – Police and rescue crews responded to the scene of a serious accident in Iredell County on Thursday, September 24th. The crash took place on Sandy Springs Road at the intersection on Turkeyfoot Road.
According to a report from the scene, at least one person sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. At this time, it is not clear how the accident took place and no information regarding the details of the crash has been released. A medical helicopter from Wake Forest Baptist Health Care landed at the scene and airlifted the injured victim to the hospital. Prior to the helicopter arriving, rescue crews worked to extricate the victim from a vehicle.
The road was closed in the area due to the heavy presence of emergency vehicles at the scene. Motorists were advised to use caution and were told to find alternate routes for their travel.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing and no further details are available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts to the injured victim and their family following this serious accident in Iredell County.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
With a population of more than 10 million people and growing, the number of motorists on North Carolina’s roadways has continued to increase year after year. Along with the increase in drivers has also come an increase in reported traffic accidents. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were nearly 300,000 car accidents in North Carolina in 2018. From this number, about 80,000 injuries and nearly 1,500 deaths were also reported. The number of accidents has steadily risen over the previous five years as motorists now face more dangers than ever when traveling on our roadways.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a North Carolina car accident, you are likely experiencing a mix of emotions as well as physical pain and suffering. If the crash was not your fault, you may have legal rights against the other driver. Under North Carolina law, a personal injury claim can be filed against a driver whose negligence has directly resulted in injuries to an innocent person. A personal injury claim can ask for compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and potentially punitive damages in cases involving extremely reckless behavior.
Only a skilled and experienced North Carolina car accident lawyer can properly evaluate your claim and make sure that you receive a fair outcome. When you have been seriously hurt, it is important to receive all of the compensation you deserve so that you are not left financially responsible for the mistakes or carelessness of another driver. At Burton Law Firm, PLLC attorney Jason M. Burton will make sure that you are fully compensated according to the law and that your legal rights are protected.
We are here for you at any time and we serve clients throughout all areas of the state. To schedule your free consultation and case evaluation, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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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.