Winston-Salem, NC – Kelly Taylor Killed in Car Accident on University Pkwy.

Winston-Salem, NC (July 26, 2020) – A 45-year-old woman from Rural Hall was killed after her car collided with a tractor-trailer in Winston-Salem on Saturday, July 26th. The crash took place around 12:00 p.m. in the 6200 block of University Parkway.

Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department, along with EMS and rescue crews, responded to the crash scene after receiving a report of a two-vehicle collision. When police arrived, they discovered that 45-year-old Kelly Burick Taylor was driving a Nissan Pathfinder northbound on University when she collided with a 2005 Peterbilt tractor-trailer that was stationary on the roadway.

Paramedics administered aid to Taylor at the scene but their efforts were ultimately unsuccessful as she succumbed to her injuries. Taylor’s passenger, an unidentified 45-year-old male was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. There were no other injuries reported. At this time, the cause of the crash is unclear and is still under investigation. University Parkway was closed for about four hours while officers were at the scene.

The Winston-Salem Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit is conducting an investigation into the crash and its cause. Anyone who has details regarding the accident is asked to contact WSPD at (336) 773-7000 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800. There is no additional information available at this time.

We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Kelly Burick Taylor. Our thoughts are with her passenger as he recovers from his injuries.

Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina  Winston-Salem, NC - Kelly Burick Killed in Car Accident on University Pkwy.

North Carolina is a growing state with a population of more than 10 million residents. While more and more people continue moving into our state, the number of car accidents has risen over the past several years. In 2018, there were more than 300,000 reported car accidents in North Carolina and over 1,400 fatalities as a result of these accidents. Motorists are at risk of being involved in a crash each time they get into a vehicle. There are several precautions that can be taken to lower the risk including following all traffic laws and driving defensively. However, in some cases, avoiding a crash may be impossible.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a North Carolina car accident, you could be entitled to receive compensation. Every year, negligent drivers are responsible for the injuries and untimely deaths of hundreds of victims. A North Carolina wrongful death claim can help put you in a financial position to deal with the ongoing difficulties caused by such a sudden tragedy. These claims can help you in receiving needed compensation for funeral and medical expenses, lost wages, the loss of companionship, and more. A wrongful death lawyer in North Carolina can advise you on the steps that should be taken to secure your legal rights as soon as possible following your loss.

At Burton Law Firm, Winston-Salem car accident attorney Jason M. Burton stands ready to help. Since 2012, we have fought for clients throughout the Piedmont region and all across our state. We offer free consultations and there is no fee unless we recover. To set up your appointment, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.

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