Salisbury, NC (January 31, 2021) – Two people were killed following a head-on crash that took place in Salisbury on Friday, January 29th. The accident happened in the 100 block of Jake Alexander Boulevard near the intersection with South Main Street.
The Salisbury Police Department responded to the crash scene just after 11:00 p.m. According to officials, 47-year-old Tomeca Wayette Jackson, of Salisbury, was operating a vehicle on Jake Alexander Boulevard when she crossed the median and veered into oncoming traffic. Jackson’s vehicle collided head-on with a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Both Jackson and the other driver were killed in the crash. The identity of the other driver is not available at this time.
Police are still investigating the crash in an effort to determine what caused Jackson to cross the median. There is no further information available at this time.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to those who lost their loved ones in this fatal car accident in Salisbury.
Deadly Accidents in North Carolina
According to the most recent statistics, nearly 1,500 people were killed in car accidents that took place across North Carolina in 2019. This number has remained somewhat stable over the past several years although the number of crashes and injury crashes have increased at a higher pace. Each year across our state, hundreds of people are killed in car accidents that were not their fault. Drivers who are driving recklessly and who may be impaired, distracted, or suffering from a medical emergency are common causes of some of the most serious North Carolina car accidents.
There is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one, especially if your family member was killed in a traffic crash that was not their fault. Fatal car accidents in North Carolina can, and often do, claim the lives of innocent victims. Under North Carolina law, family members should be aware that they could have important and valuable legal rights following the crash. The North Carolina General Statutes provide that a family member or the personal representative of the deceased victim may file a wrongful death action within two years of the date of death. This means that a relative can pursue a claim on behalf of their loved one and can recover damages, including lost wages, payment of funeral and medical bills, loss of companionship, and potentially more. If you are considering a wrongful death action, it is important to consult with a skilled attorney first.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton stands ready to help during your time of need. Mr. Burton has years of experience taking on some of the most complex cases arising from car accidents in our state. We know what it takes to get the job done and to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Our team is here to help at any time and we offer a free consultation and case evaluation to all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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