Selma, NC (April 21, 2022) – A man was killed in a crash on Highway 70 in Selma on Wednesday night, April 20th. The crash happened on US Highway 70 near Buffalo Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. According to a report from troopers, a man was traveling on US 70 when his vehicle became disabled. After the vehicle was disabled, the man exited the car and attempted to flag down a passing vehicle. As he was standing near the road, he was hit by a pickup truck that was traveling eastbound on the highway. The man, who was not identified, died at the accident scene. Troopers believe that he ran out of gas prior to the crash. There were no additional injuries reported.
The road was closed for several hours while an investigation was conducted. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene.
No further details have been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family in the aftermath of this deadly crash in Selma.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
An injury crash in Selma can be a truly devastating event for victims. We all get behind the wheel or ride as a passenger in a vehicle every day. When we enter the roadway, none of us ever expect to be involved in a life-altering crash. However, these accidents take place every day on our state’s roadways. In 2019, there were approximately 87,000 people injured in North Carolina traffic crashes. The causes of each of these crashes varied, however, almost all of them were caused by the negligent actions of at least one driver. These types of driving behaviors include speeding, reckless driving, distraction, impairment, and more.
When an injury crash occurs, police must carefully investigate the cause of the collision. Following an investigation, the responsible driver may be issued a citation or a criminal charge in connection with the crash. Anyone who has been injured as a direct result of the negligent driver’s behavior can bring a claim for personal injury. Under North Carolina law, these claims must be filed within 3 years of the date of the accident. Injured motorists can seek to recover for a variety of damages, including their lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, and possibly more.
Selma Personal Injury Lawyers
Following a crash, it is always best to discuss your situation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Selma Here at Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton understands what you are going through this time and we are here to help. From our office in Raleigh, we serve clients throughout eastern North Carolina and we would be honored to represent you as well.
We fight for our clients at each step of the process. When you are in need of a lawyer that will protect your rights and help you get the maximum compensation, we are here to help. To schedule your free appointment please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.