Magnolia, NC (May 13, 2022) – Police in Magnolia are investigating after a deadly crash involving a school bus on US Highway 117. The accident happened on Thursday, May 12th along US Highway 117 near The House of Raeford.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. According to troopers, the driver of a car was traveling southbound on US 117 when they crossed the center line and collided head-on with a northbound school bus. The driver of the car, later identified as Jackie Sellers, died at the accident scene. The school bus driver was taken to a local hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. There were no students on the bus at the time of the accident. No other injuries were reported and no other vehicles were involved.
The crash remains under investigation at this time. There is no additional information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this school bus crash in Magnolia.
Injury Accidents in North Carolina
A North Carolina car accident can happen suddenly and at any time. According to statistics maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, about 70,000 people are injured in accidents on North Carolina’s roadways every year. Many of the victims of these injury accidents will suffer serious injuries that require hospitalization and also costly medical treatment. An injury accident can turn your life upside down in a matter of seconds and can affect every area, including your ability to work and earn a living to support yourself and your family.
Following a crash, police must conduct a careful investigation in order to determine how the accident occurred. This is important in order to determine legal liability and ultimately to determine which driver should be held responsible. Most injury crashes occur because of the negligence of at least one driver. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible in order to determine your legal rights and obligations with regard to the collision.
Here at Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton can help when you have suffered injuries because of a negligent driver. From our office in Raleigh, we proudly assist accident victims throughout the state. We have a decade of experience handling injury claims and, no matter the complexity of the case, we can assist. During this time, your focus should be on your healing and recovery and you should not have to worry about a legal case.
Let us help you every step of the way. Our team is standing by to take your call at any time. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will advise you on how you can move forward following a sudden and devastating accident. To schedule a time to speak with a Magnolia personal injury lawyer, please reach out to us via the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.