Kenansville, NC (October 4, 2020) – Around 9 p.m. on October 4, a head-on collision took place on a highway in Kenansville.
According to Duplin County officials, the accident took place when a wrong-way driver was headed westbound in the eastbound lanes of NC-24 near the area of Grumman Powell Road. Their pickup truck slammed into a passenger vehicle head-on.
One person was pinned inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by fire crews. The victim was airlifted to a trauma center with serious injuries. A second person was taken to a local hospital by ambulance.
Numerous emergency crews including Kenansville Fire, Duplin County Sheriff’s Office officials, and Highway Patrol were present at the scene.
The accident caused delays in the area for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
Due to the severity of these accidents, head-on collisions are known for being some of the most injury-causing and fatal crashes on our roads. It is true that approximately 2% of accidents are head-on collisions and this percentage seems low. However, it is also important to note that approximately 10% of head-on collisions are fatal in nature. If you or someone you love has been severely injured in one of these accidents and you wonder where you can turn, it is important that you speak with an accident attorney as soon as possible.
North Carolina car accidents happen every single day, leading to hundreds of thousands of injuries and hospitalizations each year. In one recent year’s time, in fact, over 119,000 people were injured due to these accidents. Some of the most common injuries that stem from these accidents include SPINAL CORD INJURIES, TBIs, fractures, organ damage, and more. If you have suffered from injuries as a result of a car accident, it is important that you seek the help of a North Carolina personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA, our accident attorneys are here to assist you after you have been injured in a car accident that is not your fault. We understand that you may be feeling widely overwhelmed due to an accident caused by another party. You have many options and resources available for you with the help of an attorney by your side. Our attorneys will help you achieve compensation for a variety of aspects when you are feeling alone. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can assist you in your time of need.
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