Kill Devil Hills, NC (January 27, 2021) – A 16-year-old girl from Kill Devil Hills is in critical condition following a serious accident that took place on Tuesday. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 158 in Kill Devil Hills.
The Kill Devil Hills Police Department responded to the accident scene. Police say that the 16-year-old girl was operating a Jeep on U.S. 158 when she came to an intersection with a stop sign. At the same time, a Volvo driven by 23-year-old Merlin Garrett Cole, of Colington, ran the stop sign and collided with the rear passenger side of the Jeep. The girl, who was a passenger in the Jeep, was ejected from the vehicle. Following the accident, she was rushed to a local hospital with critical injuries and massive head trauma. Two other occupants of the Jeep were not seriously injured.
Cole tested positive for alcohol consumption at the scene. The results of a blood-alcohol test are pending at this time. Charges against Cole are also pending. There is no additional information available.
We wish to extend our thoughts and most sincere sympathies to the victim’s family following this tragic accident in Kill Devil Hills.
North Carolina Car Accidents
Serious car accidents take place on North Carolina’s roadways each day. Based on current numbers, more than 200 people are hurt every day in traffic accidents. A North Carolina car accident can occur anywhere at any time. These crashes take place in busy neighborhoods or quiet city streets. The common factor in most car accidents is the presence of a negligent driver. These drivers routinely ignore traffic laws and safety rules. Their careless and reckless driving places all other motorists at risk of being injured in a car accident. This year, thousands of innocent victims and their families will suffer because of the actions of another driver.
If you have been affected by a car accident in North Carolina, you should seek to protect your legal rights as soon as possible. A car accident can turn your life upside down and can leave you and your loved ones facing high medical costs as well as a long and uncertain road to recovery. Although these times can be difficult, fortunately, there is help available.
Under North Carolina law, car accident victims and their families can file a claim to recover compensation for their injuries. This compensation can range from payments for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and potentially more. In cases of serious injuries, it is important to make sure that you are fully compensated for the total cost of your present and future medical bills. The last thing you want is to be financially responsible for someone else’s carelessness. At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton is here to help you during your time of need.
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