According to troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 93-year-old William Osborne was driving a 2005 Toyota Corolla and exiting the Food Lion parking lot. As Osborne turned onto N.C. 16 he was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 18-year-old Derbin Ramirez of Millers Creek. Both cars then came to rest on the shoulder of the roadway.
According to Trooper Z.M. Jennings of the Highway Patrol, Osborne died at the crash scene. There is no word on whether Ramirez suffered any injuries as a result of the crash. The Wilkes Rescue Squad and Millers Creek Fire and Rescue assisted police at the scene.
Troopers have not said whether any charges are expected. There is no further information available at this time.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of William Osborne following this tragic crash in Millers Creek.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
A car accident in North Carolina can be a life-altering event for victims and their families. Injury accidents take place every day across our state and many of them result in serious injuries and even death for the crash victim. According to statistics, there were more than 250,000 car accidents reported in 2018, along with more than 80,000 injuries and approximately 1,400 fatalities.
These statistics underscore the danger faced by motorists on North Carolina’s roadways. Most of the dangers are due to the prevalence of negligent drivers. Some common types of negligent driving including distracted driving, impaired driving, reckless driving, and speeding. A North Carolina car accident can happen very suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving victims confused and scared about where to turn next.
Fortunately, there is help available. Under North Carolina law, victims and their families can file claims against a negligent driver who is responsible for the accident. Under these claims, victims can recover for certain types of damages including medical and prescription expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and possibly more. During this time, it is important to speak with a trusted attorney in order to have a full understanding of your legal rights.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton is here for you during your time of need. Mr. Burton has a passion for seeking justice for his clients and fights hard to ensure that negligent and reckless drivers are held accountable for their actions. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars on behalf of crash victims and their families. We understand what you are experiencing during this difficult time and we want to help you obtain the compensation that you need and deserve.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. There is no fee unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.