Raleigh, NC (January 3, 2021) – Two people sustained injuries in a car accident that took place on Interstate 40 in Raleigh. The accident happened on New Year’s Day around 8:40 a.m.
According to trooper N.D. White of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Shaquella D’Nai Pretty of Raleigh was driving a 2003 Acura in the eastbound lanes of the highway when an emergency vehicle in the roadway caused traffic to slow in front of her. Pretty failed to slow her car, however, and collided with the back of a 2010 Chevrolet driven by Alan Anthony Fortier of Nashville, NC. Pretty was traveling at approximately 40 mph at the time of impact.
The Wake County EMS responded to the crash scene. Fortier and his passenger, Anita Bozelle Summerlin, were taken to Wake Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries. Pretty was treated at the scene but was not transported to the hospital. Following an investigation, Pretty was charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash.
No further details are available at this time.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims of this car accident in Raleigh. We hope for their complete and speedy recovery.
Injury Accidents in North Carolina
The number of reported car accidents in North Carolina has been on the rise over the previous five years. According to statistics maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 226,552 reported crashes in our state in 2014. By 2018, the number of reported accidents had increased to 281,685. During this same time period, the number of reported injuries went from 71,029 in 2014 to 80,653 in 2018. These numbers are part of a troubling trend in which our roadways are becoming more dangerous each year. More than ever, drivers must be alert and aware of their surroundings in order to reduce their odds of being involved in an injury crash. As our statewide population continues to increase, we can expect the roadways to become busier and will expect to see additional upticks in the number of reported accidents and injuries.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a North Carolina car accident, you should seek the services of a skilled attorney as soon as possible following the crash. Many crash victims wait too long or attempt to handle the claims themselves. This can lead to an inadequate settlement that leaves injured victims at least partially financially responsible when the accident was not their fault.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we treat each client’s case as if it were our own. North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton will be here for you during your time of need. From our office in Raleigh, we proudly serve injured victims and their families in Wake County and throughout the Triangle region.
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