Statesville, NC (September 25, 2020) – A woman is dead and another injured following a crash at the DMV office in Statesville on Wednesday, September, 23rd. The crash happened at the office on West Water Street.
According to a report from the Statesville Police Department, 73-year-old Linda Price was driving a white Toyota Tacoma eastbound on Water Street when her vehicle left the roadway to the right and traveled onto the sidewalk. As the truck was on the sidewalk, it struck two women who were standing in the line at DMV.
One of the women, later identified as Sandra Woodside Hager, suffered critical injuries. Hager was rushed to Iredell Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. A second woman, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Price was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and was later released.
Police are still investigating at this time and there is no word on any potential charges against Price. There is no further information available.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Sandra Woodside Hager following this tragic crash in Statesville.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
According to statistics published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were nearly 1,500 fatal traffic accidents in North Carolina in 2018. Approximately 225 of these fatalities were pedestrians who were struck and killed by vehicles while they were walking or standing near the roadway. Many victims of fatal car accidents are, unfortunately, in the wrong place at the wrong time and are killed due to the negligence of another driver. The family members of these victims are then forced to deal with a sudden unexpected tragedy following the loss of their loved one.
Under North Carolina law, family members and personal representatives of the deceased victim may have important legal rights following a fatal crash. A North Carolina wrongful death claim can be filed against the other driver at any time within two years of the date of death. These claims are filed by the deceased’s next-of-kin and ask for monetary compensation, including punitive damages. A North Carolina wrongful death lawyer should always be consulted and hired to help you in handling these complex claims.
North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton is here to help during your time of need. At Burton Law Firm, we completely understand the stress that you are experiencing during this difficult time. We are here to help alleviate some of the burdens and allow you to focus on your family, as well as your healing and recovery following a tragic crash. We will fight for the compensation and justice that you deserve.
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