Raleigh, NC (January 20, 2021) – A man from Knightdale suffered injuries in a two-car accident that took place on Interstate 540 in Raleigh on Saturday, January 16th. The crash was reported around 2:15 a.m. near the intersection with Triangle Town Boulevard.
According to a report from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Chandler Gray Stroud was driving a 2021 Honda eastbound on I-540. At the same time, Leo Odouk, of Knightdale, was driving a 2017 Toyota. Odouk slowed for traffic in front of him but Stroud failed to reduce his speed, causing his vehicle to crash into the of Odouk’s. Odouk was injured as a result of the crash. The Wake County EMS responded and transported him to Wake Med for treatment of unspecified injuries. Stroud was also injured but there is no word on his condition at this time.
After an investigation, troopers charged Gray with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. No further details are available at this time.
We wish to offer our thoughts and best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery to Leo Odouk following this car accident in Raleigh.
North Carolina Car Accidents
A North Carolina car accident is a stressful and often life-changing event. According to numbers released by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were nearly 300,000 car accidents in our state in the year 2018. Of these crashes, nearly 80,000 people suffered reportable injuries. A car accident in North Carolina can turn your life upside down, causing you to experience physical pain and suffering. The crash may also harm you mentally and financially, as you struggle to return to the life that you enjoyed before the accident. In some cases, injuries can linger for weeks and months after the accident itself.
If you find yourself in this position, it is important to remember that there is help available. Under North Carolina law, you could be entitled to compensation if you were hurt in a crash that was not your fault. The settlement you receive could help compensate you for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and potentially more. Receiving the amount you deserve should be your top priority so that you can fully recover from your injuries without additional hardship. For this reason, it is imperative to speak with a skilled attorney who can protect your legal rights.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton knows what you are going through during this difficult time. For more than eight years, our firm has proudly assisted victims and their families who have been affected by the actions of negligent and careless drivers throughout our state. We will fight hard to make sure that you receive the full amount that you entitled to and that the crash does not continue to define your life in the months ahead.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us via the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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