Kannapolis, NC (September 10, 2020) – A 21-year-old woman was killed in a head-on crash that took place in Kannapolis on Thursday, September 10th. The crash was reported around 6:30 a.m. on Lane Street near the intersection with Earley Street.
According to authorities, 18-year-old Cinquana L. Moody was traveling westbound on Lane when her vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with an SUV traveling eastbound. Both Moody and the other driver, Brianna Simpson, were trapped inside their vehicles following the crash.
Rescue workers arrived at the scene and transported both Simpson and Moody to nearby hospitals. Simpson died, however, on the way to the hospital. Moody suffered serious injuries and her condition was unknown following the accident.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time. There is no additional information available.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Brianna Simpson following this tragic fatal accident in Kannapolis. We hope that Cinquana Moody is able to make a complete recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina can be a dangerous place for motorists. According to statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there are more than 1,400 reported fatalities that take place annually in crashes across our state. Many of these fatal accidents involve drivers who are distracted or are otherwise negligent, resulting in catastrophic consequences for victims and their loved ones.
If you have lost a loved one in a North Carolina car accident, you are undoubtedly experiencing very strong emotions. The loss of a family member in a crash is a very unexpected event and such a sudden tragedy can lead to feelings of grief, frustration, and anger. During this time, as you attempt to move forward, you may have questions regarding your legal rights and responsibilities. If your loved one was killed due to the actions of a negligent driver, you should speak to an attorney right away.
Under North Carolina law, the deceased victim’s next-of-kin can bring a wrongful death claim against a driver who caused the death of their loved one. These claims are commonly brought in cases of fatal car accidents. Family members may be entitled to recover certain types of damages including loss of companionship, payment of funeral and medical bills, lost wages, and more. These claims are complicated, however, and should only be handled by an experienced attorney.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help no matter the circumstances. North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton has proudly assisted North Carolinians across our state since 2012. During that time, we have successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars for injured crash victims and their families and we would be proud to assist you as well.
We are standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm typically works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not owe us any money unless we obtain a recovery for you. We offer free consultations to all potential clients. To schedule your appointment, please contact us via the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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