Winston-Salem, NC (November 10, 2021) – A man from Winston-Salem was killed and another was hurt following a car accident on Monday, November 8th. The crash occurred just after 5:00 p.m. on Country Club Road at the intersection with Picadilly Drive.
According to an initial investigation, 72-year-old Gary Wayne Combs, of Winston-Salem, was driving a Honda Fit when he made a turn from Piccadilly onto Country Club. As he turned, his vehicle collided with an oncoming Ford Escape. Both Combs and the driver of the Escape were hurt in the collision and taken to a local hospital. Combs later succumbed to his injuries.
There is no word on the condition of the other driver at this time. Motorists were advised to avoid the area following the accident or to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
Police are still looking into the cause of the accident. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be issued. No additional details are available at this time.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Gary Wayne Combs following this fatal car accident in Winston-Salem.
North Carolina Car Accidents
A car accident in North Carolina can be a life-changing event for both accident victims and their families. In 2019, nearly 1,400 people were killed and approximately 80,000 more were injured in crashes that took place across our state. A large majority of these accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Speeding, reckless driving, impairment, and distraction all contribute to the number of crashes that we see daily on North Carolina’s roadways.
When you have lost a loved one in a car accident in North Carolina, you need to have full knowledge of your legal rights. Following a deadly accident, many people wonder if they have the ability to hold a careless driver accountable. Under North Carolina law, victims have the right to bring a claim against the other driver. In cases involving a fatal accident, the victim’s relative or next-of-kin can bring the case as a wrongful death claim. Under our state’s wrongful death law, family members can recover for a variety of damages.
Wrongful death claims should only be handled by an experienced attorney. These cases are extremely complicated and require a lawyer with experience in obtaining the full amount of legal compensation. Following a deadly car accident, it is important to seek the services of a Winston-Salem wrongful death attorney at the earliest possible time.
Car Accident Lawyer in Winston-Salem
Here at Burton Law Firm, we know what it takes to get the job done. Our attorneys have nearly a decade of experience handling some of the most difficult and complex accident claims throughout North Carolina. During that time, we have recovered nearly 40 million dollars in total compensation for our clients and their families. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To speak with a car accident lawyer in Winston-Salem, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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