Raleigh, NC (February 21, 2021) – Police and rescue officials responded to a major car accident in Raleigh on Saturday, February 20th. The crash took place just after 3:00 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near Aviation Parkway at exit 285.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident. According to reports from officials, two cars were headed westbound on I-40 when they collided with one another. There is no word on the exact cause of the crash at this time. Following the initial impact, at least one of the vehicles crashed into a guardrail in the highway median, causing damage to the guardrail.
EMS crews arrived at the scene just after the crash took place. There were injuries reported as a result of the accident, although the nature and the extent of the injuries are not clear at this time.
The accident caused at least two lanes of the highway to be closed according to video footage from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The road later reopened around 3:00 p.m. Motorists were advised to use caution when traveling near the scene.
An investigation into the accident is underway at this time. It is not clear whether any charges are expected to be filed.
We would like to extend our thoughts and well-wishes to those affected by this car accident in Raleigh. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery for the injured victims.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
Car accidents take place in North Carolina hundreds of times per day. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were nearly 300,000 reported car accidents in our state in 2019. The number of car accidents in North Carolina has been on the rise in recent years as more motorists are on the highway and our state’s population continues to grow. This trend is expected to continue into the future. Drivers must always remember to use caution and vigilance when traveling on our state’s roadways.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a North Carolina car accident, you should seek to protect your legal rights as soon as possible after the crash. Our state’s law allows victims who were not at fault to seek valuable compensation for their injuries. This can include payment of your medical and prescription expenses, along with lost wages associated with the crash. You are also entitled to be compensated for your pain and suffering that resulted from the crash. In order to determine the value of your case, it is imperative to contact a skilled local attorney.
At Burton Law Firm, Raleigh car accident attorney Jason M. Burton has the ability and knowledge to handle any type of car accident claim. We assist innocent crash victims throughout the Triangle area and we fight to protect our clients’ future and make sure that they receive the compensation that they deserve following a serious crash.
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