Raleigh, NC (September 16, 2020) – Police were on the scene of a fatal crash that took place in Raleigh on Wednesday, September 16th. The crash happened around 2:00 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 near exit 284.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene along with rescue crews. According to troopers, at least one person was killed in the accident. Based on witness reports from the scene, the crash appeared to involve at least three vehicles in a rear-end collision. There is no word on exactly how the accident took place. Troopers have not identified the deceased victim at this time. It is not clear if anyone else was injured as a result of the accident.
Traffic in the area was detoured to other routes as police and rescue crews worked to clear debris and investigate the accident. Motorists were advised to use caution when traveling through the area. There is no additional information available at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family who lost a loved one in this tragic accident in Raleigh. We also hope that any injured victims are able to make a complete and speedy recovery.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
According to officials statistics from the state Department of Transportation, there were more than 1,400 reported fatal car accidents in North Carolina in the year 2018. This number has remained roughly the same for the past several years even though the number of reported accidents has increased. A fatal car accident is extremely heartbreaking and devastating and leaves family members feeling overwhelmed as they prepare to face the future without their loved one.
If you have lost a member of your family to a traffic accident in North Carolina, you likely have more questions than you have answers. During this time, you could also be facing unexpected financial expenses, including funeral and medical bills, loss of companionship, and lost wages. Although no amount of compensation can ever replace the loss of a loved one, as the next-of-kin you could obtain a recovery that helps you move forward following a tragic accident.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here for you during your time of greatest need. From our office in Raleigh, we serve crash victims and their families in areas throughout the Triangle. We take on difficult cases and fight for the rights of our clients. We will not give up until we have obtained justice for you and you have received the compensation to which you are entitled. Since 2012, we have successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars for injured crash victims and their families.
Our wrongful death attorneys in Raleigh are standing by to help you at any time. We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. We also work on a contingency fee basis so there is no attorney fee unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your free consultation, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.