Winston-Salem, NC (March 29, 2021) – The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident in the city on Sunday, March 28th. The collision happened on Sprague Street at the intersection with Clemmonsville Road at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Officer K.R. Sandell responded to the accident scene. According to a report, Carma Kirksey, of Winston-Salem, was traveling eastbound on Sprague Street. Kirksey was traveling behind a vehicle driven by Adolfo Hernandez, of Winston-Salem. Kirksey was driving in a no-passing zone when she attempted to pass Hernandez’s vehicle. As she passed, her vehicle collided with the front left side of Hernandez’s car. Hernandez was attempting to make a left turn at the time of the collision.
Hernandez sustained undisclosed injuries as a result of the accident. He was taken to Baptist Hospital by EMS workers for treatment of undisclosed injuries. There is no additional information on his condition at this time. Following an investigation, Kirksey was charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
No further details surrounding the accident are available.
Our thoughts go out to the family of Adolfo Hernandez following this car accident in Winston-Salem.
North Carolina Car Accidents
Each time we get behind the wheel of a vehicle, we place ourselves at risk of being injured in an accident. While most people take for granted that a crash can occur at any time, there are tens of thousands of negligent drivers on the roadway at any given time. The actions of these drivers can cause an innocent person to be hurt in a car accident in an instant. According to current statistics, nearly 300,000 people were involved in North Carolina car accidents in 2018 and nearly 80,000 of those crash victims sustained some type of injuries as a result.
Following a car accident in North Carolina, it is important to seek the services of a skilled and experienced attorney as soon as possible. After the crash, you will likely receive calls from the other driver’s insurance company. The adjuster will want you to provide them with a recorded statement of the events leading up to the crash. They will also want to request a copy of your medical bills and records from the accident. The adjuster may make an offer to settle your case, however, in most cases, you should not accept this offer as it is unlikely to fully compensate you for your injuries. Signing a settlement offer too soon can result in you walking away with financial responsibility for a crash that was not your fault.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help during your time of greatest need. North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton proudly represents crash victims throughout our state who have been injured or affected by the actions of negligent drivers. We strongly believe that all innocent victims should be fully compensated for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering stemming from the accident. For more than 8 years, we have helped injured victims following all types of injury accidents and we would be honored to assist you as well.
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