According to the Wilmington Police Department, Jean Rogers was operating a BMW when she arrived at the intersection of Southerland and Wrightsville. As Rogers got to the intersection, she pulled out onto Wrightsville. As she maneuvered into traffic, her car was hit by a GMC Yukon traveling westbound on Wrightsville.
Rogers sustained critical injuries and was rushed to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where she later died. Her passenger, a 93-year-old man, sustained multiple broken ribs and is currently in the hospital receiving treatment. His identity has not been released at this time. There is no word on whether the Yukon driver or anyone else was injured as a result of the crash.
Police are still conducting an investigation into the accident and have not said whether any charges will be filed against the driver of the Yukon. There is no additional information available at this time.
We offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Jean Rogers following this fatal car accident in Wilmington. Our thoughts are with the injured victim as he makes his recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Deadly accidents happen quite often throughout our state. In 2018, more than 1,400 people lost their lives due to car accidents in North Carolina. All it takes is a single instance of negligent driving to cause an accident that can have irreversible consequences. Some common causes of negligent driving include speeding, distraction, impairment, and failing to yield. Each car accident is different and must be closely investigated in order to determine the cause.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a North Carolina car accident, you likely have many questions and a lot of anxiety about your future. You could be struggling with the sudden loss of a loved one or you might worry about how you are going to pay for all of your medical bills. These feelings are normal following the crash. It is important to remember, however, that you could have certain legal rights and that help is available.
At Burton Law Firm, we strive to assist every injured victim in obtaining the compensation that they need and deserve to move forward following a tragic accident. North Carolina personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton treats every case as if it were his own and he will fight for your rights through the negotiation of your claim or, if necessary, in the courtroom. No matter what your case calls for, we have the skills and experience to make sure that the job gets done and that it gets done correctly. Our firm stands ready to help during your time of need.
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