Winston-Salem, NC (June 6, 2021) – A woman from Beckley, WV was injured in a two-vehicle crash that took place on Friday, June 4th in Winston-Salem. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 52 at the intersection with East 5th Street.
According to Officer JW Hwang of the Winston-Salem Police Department, James Raymond Sheatsley, of Beckley, was operating a vehicle southbound on U.S. 52. At the same time, Kevin Luke Smith, of Morganton, was attempting to merge onto the highway. Smith failed to yield and collided with the passenger side of Sheatsley’s car, causing extensive damage to both vehicles. Sheatsley’s passenger, Sandra Sheatsley, was hurt in the accident. She was taken by Life Star EMS to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. There is no update on her condition at this time. Both vehicles were towed from the scene following the accident.
At this time, there is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed. No further information is available.
We wish to extend our thoughts and best wishes to Sandra Sheatsley following this car accident in Winston-Salem.
North Carolina Car Accidents
Statistics help to show us some of the dangers that are faced by motorists each day on North Carolina’s roadways. According to the Department of Transportation, there were nearly 300,000 reported car accidents in North Carolina in 2019. This amounts to nearly 800 crashes reported every single day on our roadways. Most North Carolina car accidents are caused by driver conduct. This includes negligent driving behaviors such as distraction, speeding, and impairment. In fact, the overwhelming majority of car accidents in our state are attributable to the negligence of at least one driver.
When you or a loved one have been hurt in a car accident in North Carolina, you may be entitled to pursue damages resulting from the crash. If the crash was not your fault, you could be entitled to receive compensation in the form of payment of your lost wages, medical and prescription bills, pain and suffering, and possibly more. It is important to speak with a car accident attorney as soon as possible in order to ensure that your rights are fully protected in the aftermath of the accident.
The numbers show us that car accidents are causing serious and catastrophic consequences throughout our state. With the help of a skilled and experienced attorney, car accident victims can fight for the compensation that they deserve. During this time, your focus should be on your healing and recovery and you should not have to worry about the legal details of your case.
Here at Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton stands ready to fight for you. We understand the impact of what you are going through and we are here to help. Our firm serves Winston-Salem and other surrounding Triad communities and we always work on a contingency fee basis so there is no fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment for a free consultation, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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