Randolph County, NC (July 24, 2020) – Authorities were on the scene of a fatal crash on a Randolph County highway on Friday, July 24th. The crash took place on Interstate 74 near exit 68 and US 220 Business.
Police and rescue workers rushed to the scene after receiving a report of the accident. According to an initial report from the scene, a car and a tractor-trailer were traveling in opposite directions on Interstate 74. For unknown reasons, the two vehicles collided head-on with one another. An occupant of the car suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead as a result of the collision. There were no injuries reported for any occupants of the tractor-trailer. The identity of the deceased victim was not immediately available.
The westbound lanes of I-74 were closed after the accident occurred but the lanes were later reopened for motorists. There is no word on what caused the crash to occur. Police are conducting an investigation and no additional details have been released at this time.
We extend our condolences to the family of the deceased victim following this fatal crash in Randolph County.
North Carolina Injury Accidents
Fatal traffic accidents occur each day in North Carolina. With a growing population of more than 10 million residents and many other motorists passing through the state, our roadways can be a dangerous place for motorists. On interstates and highways such as I-74, drivers can be at a greater risk of being involved in a serious car accident. This is due to many reasons, including higher speed limits on the highway, greater traffic congestion, and the presence of many negligent drivers. Highway accidents also tend to be more serious in nature when they involve large vehicles such as commercial trucks.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a North Carolina traffic accident, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First, you should always seek medical treatment as soon as possible if you believe you are injured. In cases where you are not taken to the hospital by ambulance after the crash, you should not delay treatment. This is true even if you are not necessarily in pain. Many car accident injuries take several days to fully develop. The earlier that you receive treatment, the better your chances of a good outcome and a favorable settlement offer from the insurance company.
Next, you should contact an experienced North Carolina personal injury lawyer to help you with your legal claim. The personal injury laws in our state are very complicated and a single mistake can jeopardize your recovery. At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton understands the law and how it applies to your case. We take pride in helping crash victims throughout the state and we are here for you at any time. Since we began assisting car accident victims more than eight years ago we have recovered over 40 million dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients and their families.
For your free consultation and case evaluation, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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