Laurinburg, NC (February 14, 2021) – Two 18-year-olds were killed in a car accident that took place in Laurinburg on Saturday, February 13th. The crash happened on North Carolina Highway 501 near Johns Road.
According to Master Trooper J. Edwards, 18-year-old Serena Locklear was driving a vehicle that collided with another car on N.C. 501. Both Locklear and her passenger, 18-year-old Isaiah Hardin, were killed in the accident. The driver of the other vehicle and three small children were not seriously injured. There is no word on the cause of the collision at this time and the individuals in the second vehicle have not been identified. Motorists in the area were advised to use caution when traveling near the accident scene.
Troopers continue to investigate the crash and it is not clear whether any charges are expected to be filed. There is no further information available.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the victims’ families following this fatal car accident in Laurinburg.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Serious and fatal accidents are reported across North Carolina each day. According to current statistics, approximately 1,500 people were killed in North Carolina car accidents in 2019. Many of those who lost their lives were killed when they came into contact with a negligent driver. The causes of fatal car accidents in North Carolina will vary, but many of them are caused by speeding, reckless driving, impairment, or distraction. In fact, more than 90% of all reported car accidents in the United States will result from some type of negligence by one or more motorists.
After a crash, you may be left wondering what steps you can take to protect your legal rights. There is certainly nothing more devastating or heartbreaking than the sudden loss of a loved one in a car accident. Under North Carolina law, however, you may have certain valuable legal rights if your loved one was killed in a crash that was not their fault. Pursuant to the North Carolina General Statutes, a victim’s personal representative can bring a wrongful death claim within two years of the date of death. These claims should only be filed by an experienced wrongful death attorney who has the needed experience to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we treat each client’s case as if it were our own. North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton has nearly a decade of experience handling all types of accident claims. Since we first began helping injured victims in 2012, we have successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars for crash victims and their families and we would be honored to assist you as well during your time of greatest need.
Our firm is here and ready to help at any time. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation to all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us via the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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