Tabor City, NC (May 11, 2022) – Two women died in a head-on accident that took place in Tabor City on Wednesday, May 11th. The accident was reported at approximately 7:15 a.m. on US Highway 701.
According to a report from First Sgt. Andrew Pait of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, an 18-year-old man was driving a Hyundai SUV on US 701 when his vehicle went left of center and collided head-on with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that was driven by 44-year-old Teva Norris.
Both Teva Norris and her passenger, 66-year-old Taunya Norris, were airlifted from the scene. Both women were later pronounced dead at a local hospital. The 18-year-old man sustained serious injuries in the accident. There were no other vehicles or individuals involved. At this time, there is no word on what caused the accident to take place. Drivers were advised to avoid the scene and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
The crash remains under investigation. There is no information on whether any charges will be filed.
No additional details are available.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the families of the victims following this fatal car accident in Tabor City.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal car accidents in North Carolina sadly claim the lives of more than 1,400 people every year. Deadly crashes are caused for a variety of reasons, including speeding, distraction, impairment, and more. Head-on car accidents are among the most serious and severe collisions that take place on our state’s roadways. These accidents often happen suddenly and without warning, leaving the other vehicle with little time to react in order to avoid an accident. Further, head-on accidents mostly take place at high speeds which further results in a higher likelihood of a catastrophic outcome.
Under North Carolina law, car accident victims and their families will have certain rights if they or their loved ones were affected by a North Carolina car accident. In cases where the other driver was negligent, the victim or their family can recover compensation for the injuries caused, including payment for pain and suffering, lost wages, funeral or medical bills, and possibly more. It is always best in these situations to speak with an attorney who understands the situation that you are facing and who can properly advise you on how you should proceed moving forward.
Here at Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton proudly represents accident victims across eastern North Carolina. From our office in Raleigh, we serve clients in most parts of the state. Our team takes a dedicated and compassionate approach to every client’s case and we will always fight to receive the full compensation that you deserve.
Our firm is standing by and is ready to take your call at any time. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your time to speak with a car accident lawyer in Tabor City, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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