Raleigh, NC (May 4, 2021) – Police in Raleigh responded to the scene of a fatal car accident on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened on Millbrook Road near the intersection with Town and Country Road.
According to officers with the Raleigh Police Department, Zachary Gilchrist, of Raleigh, was driving a sedan eastbound on Millbrook Road when he crossed the center line. The sedan struck an SUV head-on. Gilchrist was taken to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. At least one person in the SUV was hurt and taken to a local hospital. Their condition is not known at this time. It is not clear if anyone else was injured in the collision.
Police are still investigating the accident and the cause at this time. No further information has been released.
Our condolences are with the family of Zachary Gilchrist following this fatal crash in Raleigh. We hope that those who were hurt in the crash are able to make a complete and speedy recovery.
North Carolina Car Accidents
Each year in North Carolina, there are approximately 1,400 fatal traffic accidents in our state. A North Carolina injury accident can take place suddenly and at the most unexpected times. Drivers must always be alert and aware of their surroundings. Failing to do so can result in a crash that has long-lasting and sometimes irreversible consequences. Sadly, hundreds of victims lose their lives every year due to crashes that were not their fault.
If you have lost a loved one in a traffic accident in North Carolina, you may have legal rights. Under North Carolina law, a wrongful death claim can be filed by the victim’s personal representative or next-of-kin. These claims are filed when a negligent driver is legally responsible for causing a crash that results in death. North Carolina’s wrongful death statute provides that these actions must be filed within two years of the death of death. The person bringing a wrongful death action can recover certain types of damages including lost wages, funeral costs, medical expenses, payment for loss of companionship, and potentially more. In some cases, punitive damages may be available for especially egregious conduct.
While these claims could be available, they are also very complicated and should only be handled by a skilled and trusted North Carolina wrongful death attorney. At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton is here to help during your time of need. Since 2012, Mr. Burton has recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation on behalf of injured crash victims and their families. We would be honored to assist you as you move forward along the path to recovery following a tragic accident.
Our firm offers free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. We also work on a contingency fee basis for most accident cases, meaning that you do not owe an attorney fee unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with us, please contact our office 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.