Greensboro, NC (August 31, 2020) – Early yesterday morning, August 30, one man was killed in a fatal collision on a highway in Greensboro.
According to the Greensboro Police Department, the accident took place when a head-on collision occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-40 near Gate City Boulevard.
Police confirmed that a Ford pickup truck was traveling along on the highway when it suddenly collided head-on with a Toyota minivan headed in the other direction for reasons that are not yet known. A 2019 Audi passenger vehicle was unable to stop in time and collided with the back of the van as well.
The driver of the Ford, identified as 59-year-old Oscar Gonzalez, was ejected from the pickup truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the minivan was identified as 42-year-old Elainia Koontz and there were three juveniles inside her vehicle. The driver and her young daughter were seriously injured in the collision and have already received surgeries due to the accident.
Police confirmed that the driver of the Audi fled the scene of the accident.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Though head-on collisions only account for approximately 2% of accidents on our roads, they are known for being some of the most severe collisions. During one year’s time in the state of North Carolina, approximately 1,287 people were killed in accidents due to the negligence of others. A percentage of these accidents are head-on collisions, which are known for being incredibly severe in nature. Losing somebody you love in a collision might be one of the most tragic and challenging things that you have ever faced. It is essential that you have the skilled help of an accident attorney on your side if you and your family have suffered due to one of these accidents.
The aftermath of a fatal collision might not only be an emotional time for you but on top of this, you may be suffering on a financial level as you and your family attempt to get back on your feet. Nobody should ever have to deal with balancing the grief of losing a loved one while they are trying to keep up with the bills that pile up against them. Losing somebody close to you can be a traumatic experience, and our wrongful death attorneys in North Carolina are here to help.
Speaking with a personal injury attorney is not always easy but our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here to help make the process easier for you. We understand that you may be feeling lost and confused after an accident that is not your fault. You have many options for recovery and should never have to stand alone. Please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina for the help you deserve at (252) 777-2222.
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