Washington County, NC (July 27, 2020) – A deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was hurt in a head-on crash that took place on Sunday, July 26th. The crash happened on North Carolina Highway 45 near the intersection with US 17.
According to reports from the scene, deputy Alfonzo Boyd spotted a suspect traveling in a stolen vehicle. As deputy Boyd attempted to make a traffic stop, the suspect fled at a high rate of speed and was traveling the wrong way on Highway 64. The suspect, 23-year-old Anthony Jackson crashed into Boyd’s vehicle head-on. Following the crash, Jackson fled on foot into the woods. He was later apprehended and taken into custody.
Boyd was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville with serious injuries including two broken feet and cuts to his head and face. He does not have any internal injuries and is expected to survive the crash.
An investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time. There is no additional information available.
We extend our thoughts and best wishes to Deputy Alfonzo Boyd and his family during this difficult time and we hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
In 2019, there were more than 300,000 car accidents in North Carolina. On average, more than 80,000 people suffer injuries in these accidents per year. A percentage of injuries will be serious and require extensive medical treatment. A North Carolina car accident can be a truly devastating and life-changing event as you struggle to move forward along the path to recovery. In some cases, you can be both financially and physically damaged by the accident. This can happen when you are forced to miss work as you recover from the crash. Fortunately, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your lost wages and medical bills.
If you have been injured in a crash, you should seek the advice of a trusted and skilled North Carolina car accident attorney. Every day, numerous victims of car accidents are hurt because they came into contact with a careless or reckless driver. These motorists have no regard for their own safety or the safety of others as they engage in driving behaviors that place everyone on the road at risk. The actions of negligent drivers directly lead to thousands of accidents every year that would have otherwise been preventable.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton can help when you or a loved one have been affected by a crash anywhere in our state. We take pride in helping our clients recover from some of the most difficult circumstances that they will face. Our team will ensure that your rights are protected and your future is secure. You should not take a chance and attempt to handle your claim on your own as you are likely to make a mistake that will jeopardize the value of your case.
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