Pitt County, NC (December 17, 2020) – Two children were killed in a hit-and-run accident that took place in Pitt County on Monday, December 14th. The crash was reported around 12:30 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 33 near the intersection with Grimes Farm Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to a report from troopers, Linsey Everette was traveling on Highway 33 when she lost control of her vehicle. The car traveled into the oncoming lanes and struck another vehicle head-on. Two children in Everette’s vehicle, a 9-year-old and a 2-year-old were killed as a result of the crash. A 6-year-old child in the car was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Linsey Everette suffered serious injuries but is also expected to make a complete recovery.
There is no word on what caused the crash to occur at this time. The Highway Patrol continues to investigate.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family members who are dealing with the tragic effects of this fatal crash in Pitt County.
North Carolina Car Accidents
No one ever expects to be involved in an injury crash. While the statistics tell us that almost 300,000 traffic accidents are reported in North Carolina each year, the dangers of driving do not always hit home until you have been personally affected by a car accident. A car accident in North Carolina can leave victims with serious, painful, and sometimes permanent injuries. The effects of the crash can linger for many months and even years as victims struggle to resume the life that they enjoyed prior to the accident. The frustration is compounded when you have been hurt due to the careless and reckless actions of another motorist.
At Burton Law Firm, we understand what you are going through. North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton routinely helps individuals across the state who have been victimized by the actions of a negligent driver. Whether you are a passenger, driver, pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist, the laws apply equally. Anyone who has been injured in a crash that was not their fault is entitled to a recovery for the damages that were sustained in the accident. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney before settling your claim so that you do not underestimate the value of your case. Often a quick settlement is not in your best interest as you need time to fully evaluate the extent of the damage caused by the accident. Once you settle and sign a waiver you will not be able to pursue any of your claims further. Before you make any decisions regarding your case, you should have a complete understanding of your legal rights and should obtain the advice of a trusted lawyer who can help guide you through the process.
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