Elizabeth City, NC (March 22, 2021) – Around 12:40 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, March 21, a fatal crash took place at an intersection in Elizabeth City.
According to officials, the collision happened at the intersection of US-17 and Main Street. At the time, 45-year-old Amanda Wood was driving her white SUV and ran through the intersection when a green SUV slammed into her vehicle.
Paramedics and other responders rushed to the scene. Wood and her 11-year-old daughter were pronounced dead.
The other driver, who has been identified as an adult female, was rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 1,442 people lost their lives as a result of car accidents throughout the state of North Carolina. This was a 3.3% increase from the previous year. These accidents happen in the blink of an eye due to many different reasons including distracted driving, speeding, drowsy driving, and more. Nobody is ever fully prepared to lose somebody closest to them in a fatal accident. However, this is sometimes the reality that families face. This is why it is important that families speak with an accident attorney who has their best interests in mind.
The aftermath of a North Carolina car accident can be devastating and impactful, especially if you have lost someone closest to you. Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the sudden loss of a loved one in an accident. As you grieve these losses, you should have the experienced help of an attorney who can help you come to terms with the financial damages that you have sustained. You should never have to face the loss of a loved one entirely on your own. This is why it is important that you seek the immediate help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our accident attorneys are here to help you after you have lost someone close to you in a fatal crash. Our attorneys have dedicated our lives to helping families who are in need as they navigate the legal system for the first time. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects like medical bills, lost wages, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 for the help you deserve.
Notes: Our team of writers uses a variety of outside and secondary sources to create these posts. These sources include news stories, police incident reports, social media platforms, state police news bulletins, as well as eyewitness accounts that report about the injuries related to accidents throughout North Carolina. For that reason, the details about this accident have not been independently confirmed or verified. If you identify any information that is not correct, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If for any reason you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove the post as soon as possible.
Disclaimers: We have worked hard to become highly regarded members of the North Carolina business community. Ricci Law Firm, P.A. wants to create awareness about the dangers associated with driving and hopes that our fellow North Carolinians will take all the steps necessary to avoid being involved in a serious wreck. This news post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The pictures used in this post are not taken at the accident scene.