Raleigh, NC (November 9, 2020) – A man was killed in a car accident that took place in Raleigh on Saturday, November 7th. The crash was reported around 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Spring Forest Road and Green Road.
The Raleigh Police Department responded to the scene shortly after the crash took place. According to officials, Taylor Nicole McElroy was operating an Audi near Green Road when she approached the intersection. The Audi was traveling approximately 80 mph in a 45 mph zone when it crossed the path of a Mitsubishi that was turning onto Green Road. The two vehicles collided in the intersection.
Rescue crews arrived at the scene. The driver of the Mitsubishi, Juan Carlos Benitez, suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. McElroy and a passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment. Following an investigation, police charged McElroy with Driving While Impaired and Felony Death by Vehicle, and Felony Serious Injury by Vehicle.
The accident remains under investigation at this time. No additional details are available.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Juan Carlos Benitez following this tragic accident in Raleigh.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal car accidents take place in North Carolina each day. Sadly, many of these crashes will occur as a result of negligent and reckless drivers and will claim the lives of innocent victims. According to statistics, there were nearly 1,500 fatal car accidents in North Carolina in 2019. Although we do not know exactly how many innocent lives were lost, it is safe to say that negligent drivers take a major toll across our state on a daily basis, with many of them causing crashes that lead to serious injury and even death.
If you have lost a loved one due to a North Carolina car accident, our condolences certainly go out to you. There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a loved one to a crash, especially if the accident was not their fault. During this time, it is certainly difficult to determine how you can best move forward and how the future could take shape in the face of a sudden tragedy. Despite this, there may be hope available. Under North Carolina law, you could have a claim as the victim’s next-of-kin. North Carolina wrongful death laws may allow family members to file a claim against the other driver when the actions of the driver led to the untimely death of your loved one.
At Burton Law Firm, we understand the difficulty that you are facing following a crash in our state. Together, we will work with you to protect your interests and develop a plan to make sure you receive the compensation that you deserve. While we know that no amount of money can ever bring back a lost family member, the compensation that you receive can be invaluable to help bridge the financial gaps in your case.
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