Perquimans County, NC (February 8, 2021) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating following a crash in Perquimans on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Ocean Highway North.
According to a report, an SUV with seven occupants left the roadway and traveled into a ditch. Both police and rescue workers arrived at the scene. When crews arrived, they transported a total of five people to Sentara Albemarle Hospital. One of the victims was later pronounced dead as a result of injuries suffered in the accident. There is no word on the condition of the other four individuals involved and no one involved in the crash has been identified at this time.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing. There is no additional information available.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this crash in Perquimans County. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and we hope for their complete and speedy recoveries.
North Carolina Car Accidents
A North Carolina car accident can be a devastating experience for all involved, including family members. This is especially true when a loved one is killed in the crash. According to statistics released by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there are about 1,500 fatalities reported every year due to traffic crashes on North Carolina’s roadways. In addition, about 80,000 people are injured in car accidents in our state annually, many of them seriously.
When you have been affected by a North Carolina car accident, you may have questions about where to turn next. Following the accident, you should have a full understanding of your legal rights as they relate to the accident. If your loved one was killed, you could be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver responsible for their death. These cases must generally be filed within two years of the date of death. A wrongful death claim should only be handled by an experienced attorney as these cases are very complicated and require someone who knowledge of the law and procedure.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help during your time of need. North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton has assisted hundreds of crash victims and their families following serious accidents. We have handled all types of accident claims and we would be honored to help you as well. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your claim, we will fight for what you deserve and will not rest until you are satisfied with the outcome of your case.
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