Smithfield, NC (November 26, 2021) – Police in Smithfield responded to the scene of a deadly crash near Smithfield on Thanksgiving Day. The crash took place just before 11:00 p.m. on Highway 50.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol, along with rescue workers, were called to the area just after the collision happened. According to troopers, a blue Corvette was traveling on Highway 50 at a high rate of speed when the accident happened. One person was killed as a result of the crash while a second occupant was taken to a local hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries. At this time, it is unclear if any other vehicles were involved in the accident. Police have not released the identities of the victims.
An investigation is underway at this time. There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this serious accident in Smithfield. We hope that the injured victim makes a full recovery.
Injury Crashes in North Carolina
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, more than 1,400 people were tragically killed in car accidents that took place on our state’s roadways in 2019. While each accident must be carefully investigated, the large majority of car accidents in North Carolina take place due to the negligence of at least one driver. These accidents happen suddenly and usually without any warning and often involve injuries or death for innocent victims.
In North Carolina, there are laws in place for crash victims and their families to hold negligent drivers responsible for their actions. Under our state’s personal injury laws, victims who were not at fault for the accident can seek to recover compensation. The amount of compensation available depends on a variety of factors. Your case should be examined by an experienced accident attorney in order to determine the recovery to which you may be entitled.
Smithfield Car Accidents Lawyers
Here at Burton Law Firm, our car accident lawyers in Smithfield can help when you have suffered injuries or a sudden loss due to a crash. From our office in Raleigh, we help clients throughout eastern North Carolina and the Triangle region. With nearly a decade of experience, attorney Jason M. Burton has handled numerous serious and complex accident claims and is here to help during your time of greatest need. Since we first began assisting clients in 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for innocent crash victims and their families and we would be honored to assist you as well.
Our firm is here and stands ready to review your case at any time. We always provide a free consultation and case evaluation for potential and prospective clients. Our team of Smithfield car accident attorneys will review your case at no charge and explain your legal options so that you can make a fully informed decision regarding your future. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (800) 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.