Wilmington, NC (January 3, 2021) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to an injury accident in Wilmington on Thursday, December 31st. The crash took place on U.S. Highway 117 near State Road 2004 at approximately 8:20 a.m.
According to a report, Manuel Moreno, Jr. of Rocky Point was driving a 2006 Chrysler in the westbound lanes of U.S 117 when he came to a red light at the intersection of SR 2004. Moreno failed to stop for the red light and entered the intersection where he collided with a 2012 Toyota driven by Erin Fritz of Wilmington. The impact of the collision caused Moreno’s vehicle to spin around and collide with a 2016 Volkswagen driven by Megan Steed, also of Wilmington. Steed and Fritz’s vehicles came to rest in the roadway and Moreno’s car came to rest in the median.
The New Hanover EMS responded to the scene after the accident. At least one person was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with undisclosed injuries. There is no word on how many people were hurt in the crash. Troopers charged Moreno with failing to stop for a red light and driving while his license was revoked.
There is no additional information available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the victims of this car accident in Wilmington. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
Each day across North Carolina, there are multiple car accidents reported. Many accidents will also result in injuries to one or more individuals involved. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 285,074 reportable car accidents in North Carolina in 2019. This number amounts to approximately 781 traffic accidents every day. It is easy to see that driving in our state can be a hazardous activity, especially when taking into account the number of negligent drivers that are present on the roadways throughout the state.
A North Carolina car accident can result in serious injuries for victims. Many injured victims of car accidents will be hurt due to the negligent actions of others. Some common forms of negligent driving include speeding, driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license, and distracted driving. These negligent drivers are responsible for a large majority of the reported traffic crashes in our state.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident in North Carolina, you could have important legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and, if the crash was not your fault, you should not be held financially responsible for another person’s negligence. Here at Burton Law Firm, we focus solely on personal injury and traffic accident cases in order to better serve our clients. North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton is here for you during your time of need and will make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve following a serious car accident.
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