Vanceboro, NC (January 13, 2021) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an accident involving a log truck and a van in Vanceboro on Wednesday, January 13th. The crash happened around 11:15 a.m. on Highway 17.
According to a report from troopers, a van was traveling northbound when it crossed over the center line and collided head-on with a log truck. The crash caused logs to spill onto the roadway. Rescue crews arrived at the scene shortly after the accident occurred. Officials report that the van driver, Gregory Henderson, died at the accident scene. The driver of the log truck, Willard Verville, was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
There is no word on what caused the accident to take place at this time. Police are still investigating and no further information is available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to all who are affected by this tragic accident in Vanceboro.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Serious injury crashes take place in North Carolina each day. According to the most recent statistics, approximately 300,000 accidents were reported in 2019 throughout our state. These accidents mostly involved passenger vehicles but also involved commercial trucks, motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, and all other types of transportation. The presence of negligent drivers on our roadways places all other motorists at risk of being injured in a car accident that was not their fault. Head-on collisions are some of the most dangerous types of crashes that occur. These accidents often take place at high speeds, leaving the other driver little time to react in order to avoid the crash from occurring.
If you have been affected by a North Carolina car accident, it is important to have a complete understanding of your legal rights. There is no doubt that an injury crash can take a major toll on your life. You may be unable to enjoy the activities that you enjoyed prior to the accident, or you could be unable to work in order to support yourself and your family. As the medical bills pile up and your road to recovery seems long, you are no doubt experiencing a sense of pain and frustration during this difficult time. Under North Carolina law, you could be entitled to valuable compensation if the accident was not your fault.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help during your time of need. North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton handles each case with the care and compassion that it deserves. We understand the difficulties that you are facing and we want to help you make a full and complete recovery. We will fight to ensure that you are fully compensated for the extent of your injuries and that your future is protected after you have been injured by the carelessness of another person.
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