Laurinburg, NC (July 22, 2022) – Two people lost their lives in a head-on crash that took place near Laurinburg on Friday, July 22nd. The accident took place on Highway 74 just before noon.
According to First Sgt. E.C. Roten with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a pickup truck and another vehicle collided head-on as one of the vehicles was traveling the wrong way on Highway 74. Troopers say that 41-year-old Jonathan Milligan died at the accident scene. The 83-year-old driver of the other vehicle was also killed in the crash but was not identified. The cause of the accident has not been publicly released at this time. Police shut down the westbound lanes of the highway for several hours while the accident was investigated. Motorists were asked to avoid the scene as the road was closed.
There is no additional information at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this deadly car accident in Laurinburg.
Deadly Car Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina can be a dangerous place for motorists. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there are approximately 1,5000 fatalities and nearly 100,000 injuries as a result of car accidents in our state each year. While the number of injuries has trended down slightly in recent years, the number of accidents has increased. In the most recent years, North Carolina has also become more deadly for motorists, with a higher number of fatal crashes being reported. The cause of each accident must be carefully investigated by the police. In general, many serious and fatal accidents are caused by the negligence of at least one driver.
Under North Carolina law, victims may have certain legal rights in the aftermath of a crash. If you were not at fault for the collision, you could recover for your injuries, including payment of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Car accident cases can be complicated, however, and should only be handled by an attorney who has experience in this area of the law. It is important to ensure that you are receiving the best possible representation in order to ensure a positive outcome for your case.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we will fight for you when you have been affected by the actions of a negligent motorist. We focus our practice on representing injured victims. This allows us to provide each client with skilled representation as our lawyers are updated on the latest changes in the law and know how to best handle the case to benefit you.
We are here to take your call at any time. Our firm always offers a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will provide you with a plan to secure your future and maximize your recovery. It is important to talk to us before you talk to the insurance company or any other third party. To speak with a car accident attorney in Laurinburg, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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