Raleigh, NC – Police Officer Injured in DUI Accident on I-87 S Ramp

Raleigh, NC (September 12, 2020) – Around 10 p.m. last night, September 11, a police officer was injured in a Raleigh DUI accident.

Authorities confirmed that the accident took place late at night when an officer was responding to two car accidents that happened on the I-87 south ramp onto I-40. All of a sudden, a work van crashed into his patrol vehicle.

At the time of the accident, the police officer was inside his cruiser. His lights were flashing and he was parked. The vehicle that struck his cruiser was going about 50 mph, which knocked the cruiser into a guardrail and caused it to spin forcefully.

The driver of the van got out of the vehicle and started to flee the scene on foot. However, he was soon apprehended by another officer in the area. The driver of the van has since been identified as 28-year-old Emmanuel Eduardo Najera-Pereira, who has since been charged with aggravated serious injury by vehicle, felony hit-and-run, driving while impaired, and failing to move over.

The officer was taken to a local hospital to be treated for serious injuries. He is expected to recover.

One person was injured in the unrelated crash that the police officer was working at the time of the accident.

No further details have been released but the investigation continues.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

DUI Accidents in North Carolina 

Raleigh, NC – Police Officer Injured in DUI Accident on I-87 S RampApproximately 119,000 people are injured in car accidents in the state of North Carolina every year. These accidents happen due to many different reasons but, among the most severe are DUI accidents. DUI accidents occur when somebody becomes intoxicated and then gets behind the wheel of a car. Being injured in an accident caused by an outright reckless driver can have a huge and lasting impact on your life. It is important that you speak with an accident attorney in your time of need.

The aftermath of a DUI accident might be one of the most difficult things that you have ever endured. This is especially true if you believe that another party is to blame for your accident and are trying to gain evidence that can be useful in your claim. You have the right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you. Nobody should ever feel alone after they have been injured in a car accident in North Carolina. It is important that you speak with a personal injury attorney in your time of need.

At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our accident attorneys are here for you after you have been injured in a serious collision due to the recklessness of another party. We believe that you have many options as you move forward. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward obtaining compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and more. Please contact a North Carolina accident attorney for the help you deserve after a serious accident at (252) 777-2222.

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