Winston-Salem, NC (June 6, 2022) – A motorcyclist was killed in a DUI crash that took place in Winston-Salem on Saturday, June 4th. The accident took place on North Carolina Highway 8 near Germanton Road and Pebblebrook Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to a report from troopers, 36-year-old Demetric Christopher Parker, of Whiteville, was driving south on NC 8 when he traveled left of center. Parker’s car struck a motorcycle head-on. Parker then fled the scene immediately after the collision.
The rider of the motorcycle, 55-year-old Dwight Edward Parsons, of Pine Hall, died as a result of the accident. His passenger was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Parker was later located by the NCSHP. He was charged with driving while impaired. Additional charges are pending the outcome of an investigation.
No further details regarding the accident have been released at this time.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Dwight Parsons following this fatal DUI crash in Winston-Salem.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina experiences a substantial number of DUI and alcohol-related accidents every year. According to some recent statistics, there are more than 11,000 accidents involving impaired drivers reported annually in our state. These crashes resulted in more than 7,500 injuries and approximately 400 fatalities. Drunk driving fatalities account for about one-third of the total number of deadly accidents in our state each year. Drivers who choose to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while they are impaired are making a major mistake and are placing themselves and others at risk of serious bodily harm. The decision to drink and drive is one of the most reckless things that a person can do.
A North Carolina DUI accident has the potential to affect your life forever. This is especially true if you have lost a loved one in the collision. The pain and despair that you are feeling during this time are likely some of the most difficult things that you have experienced. North Carolina law recognizes the rights of crash victims and their families to seek recovery when they have been affected by the actions of a drunk driver.
Here at Burton Law Firm, our team knows the difficulties that you are facing at this time. We want to provide you with the help that you need to get back on your feet and secure your future in the face of a sudden tragedy. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 30 million dollars of compensation for our injured clients and their families.
Our firm is standing by to take your call at any time. We always offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential clients. During the consultation, we will go over your case in detail and help to formulate a plan that will ensure your ultimate success in your case. To speak with a Winston-Salem DUI accident attorney, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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