Swansboro, NC (September 4, 2020) – One person was killed in a four-car accident that took place in Swansboro on Thursday, September 3rd. The crash took place around 1:30 p.m. on West Corbett Avenue at the intersection with Main Street.
The Swansboro Police Department was dispatched to the scene in reference to the accident. According to reports, 55-year-old Luther Ruffner of Hubert was traveling westbound in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado when his vehicle crossed over into the eastbound lanes and collided with a 2018 Freightliner driven by 30-year-old Luis Gonzalez of High Point. The Freightliner and Silverado came to rest along with another vehicle that was struck in the collision. Debris from the crash then struck a 2014 Audi driven by 41-year-old Natascha Fogel of Jacksonville.
Both the eastbound and westbound lanes of travel were shut down while police and rescue workers were at the scene. Ruffner was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. There is no report of additional injuries in the crash.
The collision remains under investigation at this time. No additional details are available.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Luther Ruffner following this tragic accident in Swansboro.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
A North Carolina car accident can be a very dangerous and devastating event for victims and their families. Certainly, there is nothing more heartbreaking than the sudden loss of a friend or family member in a car accident. Last year, there were more than 1,400 fatalities and 80,000 injuries reported as a result of traffic accidents on our roadways. Motorists must remember to use vigilance and caution at all times in order to minimize their risk of being involved in a life-altering collision.
Following a car accident in North Carolina, you should speak with a skilled attorney as soon as possible. If you have lost your family member or if you were injured yourself, you could have valuable legal rights. Under North Carolina’s personal injury laws, if you have been damaged by a crash that was not your fault, you can recover compensation for your losses. This can include payments for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of companionship, and more. The value of your case is something that can only be determined by an attorney with experience handling personal injury and car accident claims in North Carolina.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton is here for you during the difficult times. Mr. Burton has nearly a decade of experience helping clients and their families handle various types of injury accident matters. We know what needs to be done in order to ensure that your legal rights and protected and that you receive the financial compensation that you deserve.
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