Pinnacle, NC (August 25, 2022) – A man was killed in a crash that took place in Pinnacle on Thursday, August 25th. The accident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on US Highway 52 northbound near the exit for Perch Road.
According to police, a 1998 Jeep was traveling northbound on US 52 around 1:30 a.m. For unknown reasons, the Jeep left the road and overturned. The driver was identified as a 50-year-old man from Winston-Salem. After the initial crash, the driver exited his vehicle and was standing near the road. At that time, a tractor-trailer collided with the Jeep, causing the vehicle to crash into the man. The driver of the Jeep died at the scene. The truck driver was not hurt.
Crews remained at the scene until around 4:00 p.m. while they investigated the accident. Motorists were advised to use caution during this time.
There is no further information available. An investigation is ongoing.
We would like to offer our condolences to the victim’s family in the aftermath of this deadly car accident in Pinnacle.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
A car accident in North Carolina can be a very devastating experience for families. In some cases, you may experience injuries or even the death of a loved one. When a tragedy hits so close to home, you are left feeling hurt and confused. In 2019, more than 3,000 people were killed in accidents on North Carolina’s roadways and nearly 90,000 people suffered injuries of some description. Speeding, reckless driving, and distraction are among the common causes of some of the most serious crashes that we see on our roadways.
A North Carolina car accident can certainly be a heartbreaking experience. If your loved one was killed in the accident and the crash was not their fault, you should speak with an attorney concerning your legal rights. In certain cases, family members are allowed to file a claim on behalf of their deceased family member. These are known as wrongful death claims and must normally be filed within two years of the date of death. Family members can receive compensation from these cases in order to help them offset some of the unexpected expenses that they are facing during this difficult time.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we routinely help families who are going through similar difficult situations. Pinnacle wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton has nearly a decade of experience handling some of the most difficult and complex accident claims. While any death is most certainly a tragedy, preventable deaths are extremely difficult to swallow. We are here to protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive the best possible representation under less-than-ideal circumstances.
Our firm is standing by and is here to help you at any time. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the appointment, we will review your case and discuss your legal options moving forward. To speak with a wrongful death attorney in Pinnacle, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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