Wilkes County, NC (January 14, 2021) – An 84-year-old man died after he was hit head-on by a vehicle on North Carolina 268 in Wilkes County. The crash happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 14th.
According to troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 28-year-old Scott James Wolfe, of Boomer, was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on N.C. 268 when he tried to pass a school bus in a no-passing zone. As he crossed over the double yellow lines, Wolfe’s car collided head-on with a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Clyde Delano Cox. Cox suffered critical injuries and died at the accident scene. A passenger in Cox’s car, 18-year-old Erica Paige Cox, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Wolfe also suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Troopers are still investigating the crash. Charges are pending against Wolfe at this time. There is no additional information available.
We wish to offer our condolences to the family of Clyde Delano Cox following this tragic car accident in Wilkes County.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
A serious or fatal car accident can happen in a matter of seconds. One minute you may be driving down the road and minding your own business on the way to your destination and the next you can find yourself as the victim of a negligent driver. Many serious car accidents in North Carolina are unavoidable due to the fact that the negligent driver places the other motorist in a position from which there is no escape. The most common types of serious and fatal car accidents involve drivers who cross over into an oncoming lane of travel or who fail to stop at stop signs or red lights.
Although the impacts of a North Carolina car accident can be devastating for victims and their loved ones, there are remedies available. Under the law, a victim’s next-of-kin can bring a wrongful death claim against the motorist who caused the crash. This typically occurs when a driver has engaged in negligent, careless, or intentional actions which resulted in the death of an innocent person. The types of compensation recoverable in North Carolina wrongful death claims include payment for pain and suffering, funeral and medical bills, and loss of companionship, and potentially more.
Wrongful death claims are complicated and should only be handled by a skilled lawyer who is knowledgeable in this area of the law. Trying to handle the claim yourself or going with an inexperienced attorney is a recipe for disaster. North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton has assisted numerous families struggling with the sudden loss of a loved one. At Burton Law Firm, you can rest assured knowing that we will do everything we can to protect you when you are at your most vulnerable. We pride ourselves on obtaining compensation for those who have been victimized by negligent drivers.
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