Richlands, NC (August 4, 2020) – Two cars were involved in a crash in Richlands that left a man dead and a woman in critical condition. The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 3rd.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the crash scene on U.S. 258. According to the investigating troopers, 31-year-old JaQuan Respus was driving a Hyundai at a high rate of speed and attempting to make a right turns onto US 258. Respus lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a curb. The car then continued over the median and into oncoming traffic before being struck by a pickup truck on the driver’s side.
Respus was killed in the accident. An adult female passenger was rushed to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville with critical, life-threatening injuries. The woman has not been identified at this time. The pickup driver transported himself to the hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. There is no further update on his condition at this time.
An investigation into the crash remains ongoing. No further information is available.
We are saddened to hear of this tragic car accident in Richlands and our condolences go out to the family of JaQuan Respus. Our thoughts are also with the injured victims as we hope for a full recovery from their injuries.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
In 2018, a total of 281,685 car accidents were reported in North Carolina. Of this number, there were more than 125,000 injuries to accident victims. The aftermath of a North Carolina car accident can be devastating for victims and their families. During this time, it is common to face high medical bills, pain and suffering, and an uncertain future for yourself and your family as you struggle to return to the life that you enjoyed prior to the crash.
Most car accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Negligent driving behaviors such as speeding, reckless driving, failing to yield, and impaired driving are all common causes of car accidents in North Carolina. Unfortunately, many innocent victims are hurt every year when they are involved in a crash with a negligent driver.
If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to speak with a North Carolina car accident attorney right away. At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton can help if you were involved in a crash that was not your fault. Mr. Burton has devoted his practice to assisting those who have been wrongfully injured or killed by others. Since 2012, we have represented hundreds of clients all throughout our state and during that time we have helped recover more than 40 million dollars in compensation. We strongly believe that no accident victim should have to face the future alone and we are here to walk forward with you as you move along your path to recovery.
Our firm offers free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients and there is no legal fee unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment, please give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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