Vanceboro, NC (April 17, 2021) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a deadly car accident in Vanceboro on Thursday, April 15th. The collision happened around 6:00 p.m. on U.S. Highway 17.
According to Highway Patrol troopers, a vehicle was traveling southbound on U.S. 17 when it entered a curve and crossed the centerline of the roadway. The vehicle collided head-on with a vehicle traveling northbound. The driver of the southbound vehicle died in the accident while the driver in the northbound vehicle was seriously hurt. Emergency crews responded and the second driver was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment. There is no update on their condition at this time. The deceased victim has not been identified by authorities.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the collision. No further information is available.
Our thoughts and well-wishes go out to the victims and their families who have been affected by this tragic car accident in Vanceboro.
North Carolina Car Accidents
Tragically, there are about 1,400 people killed in North Carolina car accidents each year. Hundreds of these victims will lose their lives due to the actions of others on our roadways. Speeding, reckless driving, and other forms of careless behavior all contribute to the serious and fatal accidents that we see often in our state. Each fatal car accident must be carefully investigated by authorities to determine who should be held responsible. In many cases, at least one negligent driver is responsible for the collision.
When you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash in North Carolina, you may have legal rights. Under our state’s law, you could file a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver and their insurance company. There may be additional avenues of recovery, but your case can only be evaluated by a skilled and trusted North Carolina car accident attorney. These cases are complicated and can involve complex legal issues. An experienced attorney can make sure that you are protected along the way and that you receive the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve. Further, we can focus on your case while you focus on more important matters. You could be entitled to compensation for a variety of reasons, including medical bills, lost wages, loss of companionship, and potentially more.
At Burton Law Firm, our team serves clients throughout the state. Since 2012, we have helped injured North Carolinians and their families recover more than 40 million dollars in compensation. We are here for you during the most difficult times and we take pride in helping individuals and families move forward following a tragedy.
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