Winston-Salem, NC (May 31, 2021) – A Winston-Salem woman was hurt in a car accident that took place on Friday, May 28th. The collision occurred at approximately 9:35 p.m. on Grove Avenue at the intersection with Conley Street.
Officer J.R. Little of the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the crash scene. According to a report from Officer Little, Shenita Cox was traveling northbound on Grove Avenue. At the same time, a vehicle driven by Cartrand Cartrez Clark, Jr. was traveling southbound on Grove. As the two vehicles approached, Clark traveled over the center line and collided with Cox’s vehicle.
Cox was hurt in the crash and was transported by ambulance to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. There is no word on the extent of her injuries at this time. Following an investigation, police determined that Clark was impaired. He was arrested and charged with driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license, and driving with an expired registration. No additional injuries were reported due to the collision.
No further information is available.
We would like to extend our thoughts and well-wishes to Shenita Cox as she recovers from this Winston-Salem car accident.
North Carolina Car Accidents
A North Carolina car accident can happen very suddenly and unexpectedly. Unfortunately, many serious car accidents in our state are caused by drivers who are impaired. According to recent statistics, there are more than 7,500 drunk driving crashes in North Carolina per year, leading to approximately 500 deaths and thousands of injuries. A drunk driver is unable to appreciate and understand the dangers of driving due to their impairment. This often results in a violent crash that takes place at high speeds with little effort made to avoid the accident. The drunk driver is usually unable to realize the danger they have caused until it is too late.
If you or your family member has been involved in a crash with an impaired driver, the law could be on your side. Under North Carolina personal injury law, accidents involving drunk drivers are treated harshly. Victims of these accidents can recover their medical bills, lost wages, and other damages stemming from the crash. The individual may also be entitled to punitive damages as a form of punishment for the driver who chose to drive while under the influence. The value of your case can only be determined by an attorney who has the necessary skill and experience in handling drunk driving accident claims.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help during your time of need. For nearly a decade, our team has assisted injured accident victims in receiving the compensation that they rightly deserve. Following an injury accident, you should not be held responsible for someone else’s bad decisions.
Our team is standing by to take your call at any time and we offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment to speak with a car accident attorney in Winston-Salem, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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