Raleigh, NC (October 19, 2021) – Five teens were killed in a car accident that took place on Capital Boulevard on Sunday, October 17th. The crash was reported around 6:15 a.m. near the intersection with Fairview Road.
According to Laura Hourigan, a spokeswoman for the Raleigh Police Department, a vehicle was traveling on Capital at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control. The car ran off the road to the right before striking a concrete bridge abutment and coming to rest. Five occupants of the vehicle were killed in the accident, ages 13 through 17. None of the occupants were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Police believe that speed was the primary factor in the collision.
No other vehicles were involved. An investigation is ongoing and no further information has been released at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families who lost their loved ones following this tragic car accident in Raleigh.
Raleigh Car Accidents
A car accident in Raleigh 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.
Raleigh Wrongful Death Attorney
Here at Burton Law Firm, we routinely help families who are going through similar difficult situations. Raleigh 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 Raleigh, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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