Raleigh, NC (January 1, 2021) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a multi-car accident on Interstate 40 on Friday, January 1st. The crash took place near Interstate 87 at mile marker 301.
According to a report from troopers, a 19-year-old man was traveling in the eastbound lanes of I-40 when he hit a guardrail causing his vehicle to overturn in the roadway. The crash caused a traffic backup at the scene and resulted in a second accident when an 18-year-old rear-ended another vehicle. A man and woman, both in their 50’s, were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the rear-end accident. The 18-year-old was not hurt while the 19-year-old man involved in the first accident sustained minor injuries.
The Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident at this time. There is no word on charges and no additional details are available.
Our thoughts and best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery are with the victims of this car accident in Raleigh.
North Carolina Car Accidents
A North Carolina car accident can be a serious and life-altering event for its victims. Not every car accident results in injuries but, according to current numbers, about one-third of all reported car accidents in North Carolina did cause injuries in the year 2019. Many injury crashes involve serious injuries that can require an extensive recovery period. During this time, victims may experience a painful and prolonged process with increasing medical bills. It is common to face a substantial amount of anxiety as you wonder if you will ever be able to resume the life that you enjoyed prior to the crash.
Many car accident victims are injured when they are struck by a negligent driver. Negligent drivers may be distracted, impaired, drowsy, or otherwise disobeying traffic laws and safe driving rules when the crash occurs. These drivers are responsible for the large majority of car accidents in North Carolina and their actions can affect anyone on the roadway at any time. If you have been injured at the hands of a negligent driver, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible because you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
At Burton Law Firm, we fight hard every day for car accident victims and their families. Our practice is built around advocating for individuals who have been hurt through no fault of their own. We are here to ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you receive the recovery you deserve as you should not have to be responsible for someone else’s carelessness. From our office in Raleigh, we assist clients throughout the Triangle and we would be honored to assist you as well.
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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.