Raleigh, NC (September 12, 2020) – An officer with the Raleigh Police Department was injured while responding to a motor vehicle collision on Friday, September 11th. The crash happened on the southbound ramp to I-87 near I-40 East around 10:00 p.m.
Based on reports from the scene, an officer was responding to a report of a crash in the area. His car was parked near the roadway with its lights flashing when it was rear-ended by a work van. The driver of the van then fled the scene following the crash. After a brief pursuit, he was apprehended by other officers in the area.
The investigating officer and the driver of the van were taken to WakeMed with unknown injuries. There is no update on their conditions at this time. The officer has not been identified. The driver of the van was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident. The crash temporarily caused the roadway to close while police investigated the incident.
There is no further information available at this time.
We would like to extend our thoughts and well-wishes to the injured Raleigh police officer following this crash on I-87. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Car Accidents in Raleigh
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 17,745 car accidents in Raleigh in 2018, and nearly 7,000 injuries were reported as a result of these accidents. As the second-largest city in North Carolina, Raleigh was second only behind Charlotte for the number of reported crashes. With many major roadways and a growing population, the Triangle area can be a dangerous place for motorists as negligent drivers are prevalent on our roadways on a daily basis.
When you have been injured in a North Carolina car accident, you are likely to have questions about your legal rights. Under North Carolina law, injured crash victims can pursue compensation against the driver who was responsible for causing their injuries. The types of compensation available include payment for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. Depending on the severity of the crash and your injuries, it is important to obtain a fair settlement that fully compensates you for your losses.
Only a skilled and experienced North Carolina car accident lawyer can help to ensure that your rights are fully protected following a crash. Attorney Jason M. Burton of Burton Law Firm has been assisting car accident victims in Raleigh for more than eight years. We maintain a strong local presence and ties to our community and we are proud to serve area citizens who have been injured by the negligence of others. Since 2012, we have successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars of total compensation for injured victims and their families and we would be honored to serve you as well.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations for all potential clients. There is no fee or obligation unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To speak with a member of our team, please contact our office via the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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