Wake Forest, NC (August 17, 2020) – One person was killed and another was injured in a car accident that took place on Capital Boulevard over the weekend. The crash was reported on Saturday, August 15th near the intersection with Stadium Drive.
Investigators arrived at the scene shortly after noon and discovered that two vehicles had collided with one another. According to reports, 73-year-old Wayne Walker was traveling on Capital Boulevard when he lost control of his vehicle. Walker’s car traveled over the center median and collided head-on with a car that was traveling in the opposite direction. Walker was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the other vehicle, identified only as a female, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. She has not been identified at this time and there is no update on her condition.
Officers re-routed traffic along Capital Boulevard for several hours while they worked to clear the crash scene and investigate the accident. There is no word on what caused Walker to travel left of center at this time and an investigation is ongoing at this time. No further details have been released.
We wish to extend our condolences to the family of Wayne Walker and our thoughts also go out to the injured victim following this car accident in Wake Forest.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
According to statistics published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there more approximately 250,000 car accidents in North Carolina in 2018. Of this number, more than 1,400 individuals tragically lost their lives, and approximately 80,000 suffered injuries that ranged in severity from minor to catastrophic. The results of a car accident in North Carolina be quite serious and can have life-changing effects for both victims and their families.
If you have been injured in an accident, you should look for quality legal representation as soon as possible. A skilled and experienced attorney will know the steps that need to be taken to secure compensation for you as soon as possible. A car accident claim in North Carolina requires a trained attorney with the right amount of experience who understands the law and can apply it to your case.
At Burton Law Firm, Raleigh car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton stands ready to help when you have been injured in an accident. If the crash was not your fault, it is important to have an attorney working for you. You should also be aware that the insurance adjuster is not on your side and will try to minimize the value of your claim. Your lawyer can negotiate with the adjuster and, if necessary, will file paperwork with the court to bring your case in front of a judge or jury. During this, you should be focused solely on your healing and recovery while your legal claim is handled by a professional.
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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.