Wake County, NC (January 6, 2021) – One person was seriously injured after a crash that took place in eastern Wake County. The crash happened Monday on Interstate 87 near the exit for Smithfield Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to a report from troopers, a pickup truck was pulling a trailer when the trailer suddenly became detached in the roadway during rush hour traffic. Two cars struck the detached trailer and one of the cars struck another car. Rescue crews arrived at the scene shortly after the accident.
One driver had to be extricated from a vehicle and was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Another driver sustained minor injuries. Police have not released the identities of those involved in the accident and there is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed.
Anyone with information related to the crash is asked to call the Highway Patrol. No further details are available.
Our thoughts and well-wishes go out to those affected by this car accident in Wake County. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
A car accident in North Carolina can turn your world upside down in a matter of seconds. While we should all take basic safety precautions to avoid crashes from occurring, many accidents are unavoidable due to the presence of negligent drivers on our roadways. In many cases, crash victims are not left with enough time to react and there is nothing that can be done to keep the accident from occurring. However, statistics do tell us that more than 90% of car accidents are caused by avoidable driving behaviors that originate with negligent drivers.
If you have been injured in a car accident in our state, you should first seek medical treatment as soon as possible. This will prevent your injuries from worsening and will help you achieve recovery sooner. Failing to obtain a diagnosis right away can result in additional complications that will prolong your recovery and could also increase your medical costs in the future.
After you have sought treatment, you should speak with an experienced North Carolina car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Only a skilled and trusted attorney can fully advise you of your legal rights and which direction you should turn following an accident. It is important to be aware of your right to receive appropriate compensation from a negligent driver. This compensation can include payments for medical and prescription costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and potentially more.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton can help if you have been hurt in a crash that was not your fault. We never want to see innocent victims being left empty-handed due to an accident that they did not cause and we believe in achieving justice and a fair result for all of our clients.
To schedule your free consultation, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
Note: Burton Law Firm utilizes a variety of outside sources in the creation of these accident news posts. These sources include news bulletins, police reports, first-hand accounts, news stories, as well as additional outside sources. For this reason, the details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our office or writing staff. If you find information that is not correct about an accident that we have written about, please contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can promptly correct the information. If you would prefer that we remove the story, contact us directly and we will make every effort to remove the story in a timely manner.
Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.