Salisbury, NC (June 1, 2021) – One driver was killed and another was hurt in a head-on crash that took place on Tuesday, June 1st near Salisbury. The accident happened around 4:00 p.m. on South Main Street near the intersection with Camp Road.
According to troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a driver was traveling northbound on Main Street when his Honda crossed the double yellow line and went into the southbound lanes of the roadway. While in the southbound lanes, the Honda collided head-on with a Nissan. The Nissan driver, identified as Deasha Jones, died at the crash scene. The Honda driver, who was not identified, was rushed to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in critical condition. There were no passengers in either vehicle at the time of the accident.
The roadway was blocked for several hours following the collision as police investigated at the scene and cleared away debris. There is no word on the cause of the accident.
No further information is available at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Deasha Jones and all who were affected by this tragic car accident in Salisbury.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
There is nothing more heartbreaking or devastating than the loss of a loved one due to a North Carolina car accident. These tragic crashes take place each and every day on our roadways. Sadly, there were nearly 1,500 fatalities reported due to traffic accidents across our state in 2019. The number of fatal accidents has remained steady over the past several years, even as the number of total collisions has risen dramatically. Many of those who are seriously hurt or killed in a car accident in North Carolina are innocent victims who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Although we should always take all possible safety precautions to avoid a crash in the first place, many victims are placed in a vulnerable position due to the actions of a negligent motorist.
Under our state’s law, family members of crash victims may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation when their loved one has been killed in an accident. North Carolina wrongful death law allows these claims to be brought within two years of the date of death. A wrongful death lawsuit is typically filed when another person’s negligence has led directly to the death of an innocent person. When a driver causes a crash that results in death, the victim’s family or personal representative has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we have experience handling these complex cases. North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton understands what you are going through during this difficult time and is here to help. From our office in Raleigh, we serve communities and clients across eastern North Carolina and we would be honored to assist you as well.
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