Robeson County, NC (December 28, 2020) – A 30-year-old woman from Lumberton died in a two-car crash that took place in Robeson County on Saturday, December 26th. The accident happened at approximately 9:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 301, near the intersection with Powersville Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. According to Sgt. James McVicker, Jessica Renee Rice was operating a 2001 Saturn passenger vehicle on U.S. 301 when she attempted to make a left turn onto Powersville Road. As Rice was making the turn, her car collided with an oncoming 2014 pickup truck operated by Taylor Paige Long, of St. Pauls.
Rice was rushed to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where she died from injuries sustained in the accident. Her passengers, 43-year-old Michael Locklear, and a 6-year-old girl were also transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Long was also transported with non-life-threatening injuries.
Troopers are still investigating the crash in order to determine the cause. No further information has been released at this time.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to all who were affected by this tragic fatal accident in Robeson County. We hope that the injured victims make a complete recovery.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
A North Carolina car accident can be a devastating experience for all involved, including family members. This is especially true when a loved one is killed in the crash. According to statistics released by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there are about 1,500 fatalities reported every year due to traffic crashes on North Carolina’s roadways. In addition, about 80,000 people are injured in car accidents in our state annually, many of them seriously.
When you have been affected by a North Carolina car accident, you may have questions about where to turn next. Following the accident, you should have a full understanding of your legal rights as they relate to the accident. If your loved one was killed, you could be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver responsible for their death. These cases must generally be filed within two years of the date of death. A wrongful death claim should only be handled by an experienced attorney as these cases are very complicated and require someone who knowledge of the law and procedure.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help during your time of need. North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton has assisted hundreds of crash victims and their families following serious accidents. We have handled all types of accident claims and we would be honored to help you as well.
Our firm is standing by to take your call at any time. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. Our firm also handles most cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not owe us an attorney fee until we have obtained a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment, please contact us via the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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