Wayne County, NC (August 13, 2020) – Four people were taken to the hospital following a two-car crash on Wednesday, August 12th in Wayne County. The accident took place around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Sleepy Creek Road and Ruskin Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to reports from troopers, the crash involved a deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and another vehicle. The deputy, who has not been identified at this time, sustained serious injuries in the crash. The other three victims were taken to local hospitals with unknown injuries. There is no word on their conditions at this time. Police have not released any information on the cause of the accident. Motorists were advised to use caution when traveling near the accident scene and to find alternate routes of travel if possible. No one involved in the accident has been identified.
An investigation remains ongoing and police have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
According to statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there are more than 250,000 car accidents that take place every year in our state and more than 80,000 injuries that occur as a result of these accidents. Being hurt in a North Carolina car accident
can be a devastating and life-altering event. These crashes can cause victims to miss time from work, suffer tremendous physical pain, and experience a major loss of their quality of life. The recovery period may be prolonged by lingering injuries and extensive medical treatment. During this time, it is normal to feel confused, overwhelmed, and unsure of your next steps.
In the aftermath of a car accident in North Carolina
, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. If the crash was caused by a negligent driver and was not your fault, you may have important and valuable legal rights. You could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical and prescription bills, and more. In order to properly value your claim, it is important to contact a trusted North Carolina car accident attorney. Otherwise, you may risk settling for an amount that is too low and does not properly compensate you for your injuries and future medical treatment.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney
Jason M. Burton is here for you during your time of greatest need. Each and every day, we stand up for the rights of injured victims all across our state. Our team takes pride in achieving justice for victims and their families when they have been harmed by the negligent or careless actions of other motorists. We strongly believe that no crash innocent victim should be financially responsible for the damages caused by a third party. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation for our clients.
We are standing by to take your call. When we work with you, there is no fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your free consultation and case evaluation, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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