Southern Pines, NC (October 29, 2020) – A 5-year-old child tragically lost his life in a crash that took place on U.S. 1 in Southern Pines. The accident took place on Tuesday, October 27th around 5:40 p.m. near the intersection with N. May Street.
According to police, an 18-wheeler and a Honda Pilot were traveling in the same direction when the 18-wheeler collided with the passenger side of the Pilot before coming to rest off of the roadway. Several onlookers rushed to the scene to aid the young boy and female driver who were trapped inside the vehicle.
When rescue crews arrived, they were able to extricate both occupants. The driver was taken to a local hospital where she was listed in serious condition. The boy was taken to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The truck driver was also taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, along with Cypress Point Fire & Rescue, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol all responded to the scene.
No further details have been released regarding the crash at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family who lost a loved one in this tragic car accident in Southern Pines. We also hope that the injured driver is able to make a complete and speedy recovery.
North Carolina Car Accidents
A North Carolina car accident can have life-altering effects. These crashes occur very suddenly and unexpectedly and, in the worst-case scenario, can result in the loss of a friend or loved one. Last year in our state, there were approximately 270,000 reported traffic accidents, nearly 80,000 injuries, and more than 1,400 fatalities. Most car accidents are entirely preventable and are caused due to basic human errors or driver negligence.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved in a North Carolina traffic accident, you should seek the assistance of a trained and experienced attorney as soon as possible. It is important to have an understanding of your legal rights after the accident. Before you speak with the insurance company, you should know that the adjuster is not working for you and the settlement offer that you do receive is likely to be well below the true value of your claim.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton understands what needs to be done to get you the compensation that you deserve. Mr. Burton brings years of dedicated experience and knowledge to your case and he will fight in order to secure your future following a sudden tragedy. We understand that you are feeling a range of emotions during this difficult time. Your mindset should be focused on your recovery and moving forward following the crash. You should not have to consume your time worrying about the outcome of a legal case. We are here to help and offer our assistance so that we can take some of the burdens off of you.
Our team offers free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. We work on a contingency fee basis meaning that there is no payment unless we make a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment, please contact us at https://www.jmburtonlaw.com/contact-us/ or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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