Raleigh, NC (June 3, 2021) – At 11:43 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, a fatal two-vehicle collision occurred on a major roadway in Raleigh.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident happened on U.S. Highway 264 around the area of NC-43. A large box truck was traveling north in the area when the driver suddenly drove off the side of the road and crossed the median. It then struck a vehicle that was traveling south.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were present at the scene. Three people, who have not yet been identified, were pronounced dead at the scene while a fourth passed away at Vidant Medical Center. The driver of the box truck was injured and hospitalized.
The driver of the box truck has since been identified as Alberto Pedraza III. He has since been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
The roadway was blocked in the area for a period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Highways are some of the most common places in the state of North Carolina when it comes to car accidents, with a percentage of these accidents leading to fatalities each year. In just 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 1,442 people were killed in fatal crashes throughout the state. Some of the most common reasons for car accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. If you can show that another party is to blame for your accident, you can be successful as you navigate the legal system. It is important that you act quickly when it comes to your claim.
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Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA are here for you and your family after you have lost someone you love in a collision. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after an accident on emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys can help you navigate the legal system as you work toward compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please contact a North Carolina accident attorney at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help you.
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