Jacksonville, FL (November 6, 2020) – A 77-year-old woman was killed in a car accident that took place in Jacksonville on Thursday. The accident happened around 11:15 a.m. on Bell Ford Road at the intersection with Brynn Marr Road.
The Jacksonville Police Department responded to the crash scene. According to officers 65-year-old Nabor Rocha was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Trail Blazer that was stopped at a red light at the intersection. Rocha was waiting to turn left. At the same time, 38-year-old Brittany Jones was driving a Chevy Equinox northbound on Bell Fork. For reasons that are unclear, the two vehicles collided with one another at the intersection.
Nabor Rocha and Jones sustained minor injuries in the crash. Nabor’s passenger, 77-year-old Maria Felix Rocha died in the accident. Troopers have not said if alcohol or speed played a role in the accident and there is no word on whether Jones will face any charges in connection with the crash.
An investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Maria Felix Rocha following this tragic crash in Jacksonville.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Transportation reports that there were nearly 1,500 fatal collisions on North Carolina’s roadways in 2018. In addition, approximately 80,000 people were hurt in traffic crashes throughout our state. The Triangle area has seen a significant amount of population growth over the last several years. This has resulted in increased traffic volume and a higher proportion of negligent drivers on the roadways. As a result, innocent victims are more likely to find themselves involved in an injury crash.
There is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one due to a North Carolina car accident. Families who lose their loved ones lose the companionship and financial support of a close family member. Recovering from such a tragedy can be extremely difficult, especially when the crash was someone else’s fault.
Under North Carolina, a wrongful death claim may be filed against a negligent driver who was responsible for the untimely death. The deceased’s next-of-kin can pursue these claims on behalf of their loved one at any time within two years after the date of death. Wrongful death claims are complicated and should only be handled by an experienced attorney.
North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton understands what you are going through during this difficult time. At Burton Law Firm, we assist crash victims and their families in obtaining justice and compensation when they have been victimized by the careless actions of a third party. We handle all types of serious accident cases, including wrongful death, and we would be honored to assist you as well. From our offices in Raleigh, we serve clients throughout the Triangle area and beyond.
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