Lumberton, NC (January 1, 2021) – Two people were killed and two more were injured following a single-vehicle crash in Lumberton earlier this week. The accident happened on Monday, December 28th along Interstate 74 at approximately 7:30 p.m.
According to a report from Sgt. X.S. McPherson of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 68-year-old Larry Gladden was operating a GMC SUV when, for unknown reasons, the car traveled off the road to the right and struck a culvert and several trees before coming to rest on the shoulder of the roadway. 90-year-old Dorris Dees, of Chadbourn, and 64-year-old Deborah Dees-Gladden, of Harrisburg, were hurt in the crash. 92-year-old Evelyn Anderson and Larry Gladden were rushed to UNC Health Southeastern with serious injuries. Anderson was listed in critical condition.
Troopers have ruled out alcohol as a cause of the crash but have charged Gladden with reckless driving for his role in the accident. The investigation remains ongoing at this time. There is no further information available.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to all who were affected by this car accident in Lumberton. We hope that the injured victims are able to make a complete and speedy recovery.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina car accidents are reported daily across our state. Both drivers, as well as passengers, are normally at equal risk of being injured in a car accident. According to statistics maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transporation, nearly 80,000 people were injured in accidents that took place throughout North Carolina in 2019. There are a wide variety of causes for car accidents but most of them share the common denominator of a negligent driver being involved.
Each car accident must be carefully investigated by authorities in order to determine the cause. All crash victims who are injured by negligent drivers in our state could be entitled to compensation for their injuries. In cases involving death, the victim’s personal representative has the ability to step in and file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one. The laws surrounding car accidents in North Carolina are very complicated and these claims should only be handled by a skilled and experienced attorney with knowledge of this particular area of the law.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a crash in our state, North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton can help. We provide legal assistance to victims located throughout eastern North Carolina. For more than eight years, our office has helped our clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives and we have recovered financial compensation allowing victims and their family members to get back on their feet after a serious accident.
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