Wilmington, NC (March 20, 2021) – A woman from Wilmington was taken to the hospital following a three-car accident on Tuesday, March 16th. The crash happened at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Carolina Beach Road at the intersection with George Anderson Drive.
The Wilmington Police Department responded to the accident scene shortly after the incident took place. According to Officer E.G. Lippert of the WPD, Nicholas Bryant Morrison was driving a 2015 Toyota northbound on Carolina Beach Road when he came to a stoplight at the intersection with George Anderson Drive. Morrison failed to stop at the red light and collided with a 2016 Honda driven by Heather Dawn Whaley. Following the impact, Whaley’s vehicle spun around and struck a third car driven by Anna Koerner of Grafton, MA.
The New Hanover EMS arrived at the scene. Whaley was taken to Cape Fear Memorial Hospital for treatment of head and shoulder injuries. There were no additional injuries reported. Following an investigation, Morrison was charged for failing to stop at a red light.
No further information has been released at this time.
Our thoughts and well-wishes go out to Heather Dawn Whaley following this car accident in Wilmington. We hope for her complete and speedy recovery.
Injury Accidents in North Carolina
The number of reported car accidents in North Carolina has been on the rise for the past five years. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 226,552 reported crashes in 2014. By 2019, that number had grown to 285,074 reported accidents, an increase of nearly 60,000. These statistics show us that driving in North Carolina is becoming an increasingly hazardous activity. Motorists should always remember to use caution when traveling on our roadways and to be aware of the potential to encounter negligent drivers.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car accident in our state, you should speak with an experienced attorney in order to fully understand your legal rights. Under North Carolina law, innocent car accident victims could be entitled to compensation. This includes payment for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical and prescription bills, and potentially more. Depending on the severity of the crash, this number can be significant and it is vital to ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton stands ready to help during your time of need. From our office in Raleigh, we proudly assist clients throughout eastern North Carolina, including the Wilmington area. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for our clients and we would be honored to assist you as well.
Our firm is here and standing by to take your call at any time. We offer free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. We also handle most accident cases on a contingency fee basis so you will not owe us any compensation until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with one of our attorneys, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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