Lumberton, NC – One Killed, One Hurt in Crash on N.C. 71

Lumberton, NC (August 24, 2020) – A 20-year-old woman from Pembroke was killed in a two-vehicle accident on North Carolina Highway 71 on Sunday, August 23rd. The crash happened around 7:42 a.m. about three miles south of Red Springs.

According to authorities, 20-year-old Julia Dawn Merritt was traveling southbound on N.C. 71 when her vehicle left the roadway. Merritt overcorrected when she tried to re-enter the highway and her car then crossed the center line where it collided head-on with a 2012 Chrysler passenger vehicle driven by 40-year-old John Garrett Broady, of Rockingham. Both cars then traveled off the roadway before coming to rest in a ditch.

Rescue workers arrived at the scene to provide aid to both drivers. Merritt was pronounced dead at the accident scene while Broady was taken to a local hospital. He was listed in stable condition with unknown injuries. The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
There is no additional information available.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Julia Dawn Merritt following this fatal accident in Lumberton. Our thoughts go out to John Garrett Broady and we hope for a complete recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina  Lumberton, NC - One Killed, One Hurt in Car Accident on Highway 71

In 2018, there more than 1,400 fatalities due to traffic crashes in North Carolina. In addition, nearly 80,000 people were hurt, some seriously, when they were involved in these crashes. A North Carolina car accident can turn your world upside down in a matter of seconds. If you have lost a loved one in an accident or been seriously hurt, you are likely to feel overwhelming feelings of loss, sadness, and confusion.

Fortunately, there is help available during this difficult time. With the assistance of a skilled North Carolina car accident attorney, you can be sure that your rights are protected while focusing on the things that are most important. At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton has served the citizens of our state for more than eight years. Mr. Burton takes pride in ensuring that his clients’ goals are met and that they receive the compensation they need to move forward following a difficult situation.

If you or a loved one have suffered damages at the hands of a negligent driver, you should act as soon as possible. Do not speak with the insurance company or attempt to handle the claim yourself. This will result in you accepting a settlement that may be far below the value of your claim and does not compensate you for the full extent of your injuries. Only a trusted and experienced attorney can make sure that you are fairly treated.

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