Jackson County, NC (August 5, 2020) – The North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash that took place on US 74 near the intersection of Steeple Chase Road in Jackson County. The crash happened on Monday, August 3rd around 6:15 p.m.
According to troopers, 49-year-old Casarez Morales of Baltimore, MD was traveling on US 74 eastbound when he attempted to make a U-turn to travel in the opposite direction. As he made the turn, he was hit by a westbound vehicle driven by 45-year-old Christopher Reynolds of Maggie Valley.
Rescue workers arrived at the scene and transported Morales to Missions Hospital in Asheville for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Reynolds was taken to Harris Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was injured in the accident. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene as police and rescue crews worked to clear the roadway and provide treatment.
Troopers are still investigating at this time. There is no word on whether any charges are expected and no additional information is available.
Our thoughts are with the two injured victims following this Asheville car accident. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery from their injuries.
North Carolina Car Accidents
There were approximately 280,000 car accidents reported in North Carolina in 2018. These accidents take place each day on our streets and highways. More than 100,000 injuries were also reported during this same time period. Approximately 50% of all North Carolina car accidents result in injuries. The injuries sustained in crashes range from minor to severe and life-threatening and can even involve death. Sadly, those who are injured are often innocent victims who came into contact with negligent drivers.
Under North Carolina law, an injured victim or their family may have certain legal rights following the crash. Our personal injury laws allow victims to file a claim against a negligent driver to recover to certain types of compensation after the crash. This can include reimbursement for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs, and more. The expenses incurred following a crash can be quite high and will be overwhelming for many victims. Fortunately, there is help available.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton is here to help during your time of need. We take a compassionate and understanding approach to every client’s case. We treat our clients as if they were our own family and we have a passion for achieving justice and solving the difficult problems that you are facing. Our firm strongly believes that no innocent crash victim should ever be left financially responsible following a car accident in North Carolina. We will fight hard to obtain justice and the compensation that you deserve in the aftermath of the crash.
We are standing by waiting to hear from you. Our consultations are always free to all potential clients and we would be honored to assist you as you move forward along your path to recovery. To speak with us at any time, please contact us through the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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