Kill Devil Hills, NC (January 27, 2021) – Around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, a teen was seriously injured in a car crash in Kill Devil Hills.
The accident, according to police, took place at the intersection of US-158 and East Palmetto Street. At the time of the accident, the driver of a Volvo SUV turned onto US-158 before it came to a stop at the intersection. The vehicle then crashed into a Jeep Wrangler, which caused the Jeep to flip over six times.
The driver of the SUV, identified as 23-year-old Merlin Cole, was not injured. Neither was his passenger, who has not yet been identified.
A 17-year-old was driving the Jeep and had two passengers, identified as a 16-year-old girl. The 16-year-old passenger was thrown from the Jeep and sustained serious injuries. The parties were all hospitalized.
Cole was found to have been driving intoxicated at the time of the accident. It is not known if any charges were brought.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
Many people are seriously injured in North Carolina car accidents every year. This is, perhaps, why car accidents are some of the leading causes of hospitalizations in the state of North Carolina every year. In just one recent year’s time, over 119,000 people were injured as a result of North Carolina car accidents. Being injured in a car accident can impact your life in many ways, causing you to feel alone at times. It is important that you have the help of a legal advocate in your time of need.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of a North Carolina car accident on their own. However, this is the reality that hundreds of thousands of people face every single year. Some of these accidents happen due to reasons like distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, drowsy driving, and more. If you have been hurt in a collision and wonder where you can turn, it is important that you seek the help of an attorney as soon as possible so that you can move forward with your North Carolina personal injury claim.
Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here for you after you have been hurt in an accident that is not your fault. We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a car accident on your own. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can assist you.
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