Monroe, NC (October 12, 2020) – On Monday morning, October 12, a fatal collision took place on a highway in Monroe.
According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the collision took place on NC-218 around the area of Crooked Creek Church Road. Police confirmed that a Pontiac was headed east on the highway when it went over the line and struck another vehicle head-on.
Police confirmed that one person, identified as 23-year-old Delilah Polk, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. A passenger in Polk’s vehicle, identified as a 22-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
The driver of the second vehicle, who has not yet been identified, was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The roadway was closed in the area for an extended period of time until the police were able to clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Thousands of people are killed in North Carolina car accidents every single year within the state. In one recent year, it was determined that approximately 1,396 people were killed in accidents due to the recklessness of others. Only about 2% of collisions are deemed head-on accidents. Though this might seem like a low number, it is important to note that head-on collisions lead to some of the most catastrophic results. If you have lost somebody that you love in one of these accidents, it is important that you have the skilled help of an attorney by your side in your time of need.
North Carolina car accidents lead to fatalities every single week. When a family member is grieving the loss of their loved one, it is important that they have the skilled assistance of an accident attorney by their side to ensure that they receive the compensation they deserve in their time of need. You may be feeling lost and alone after losing somebody that you love in an accident that is not their fault. Find out more about how we have helped many clients who have lost loved ones in the state of North Carolina at https://www.riccilawnc.com/results/.
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