Raleigh, NC (June 18, 2021) – On Thursday morning, June 17, two people were seriously injured in a car accident on a highway in Raleigh, and officers have released further details on the circumstances causing the crash.
Officers with the Raleigh Police Department say that the two-car crash shut down eastbound Interstate 440 around 4:30 a.m. near the exits for Highway 264 and Poole Road. RPD dispatch said it received a call about the crash shortly beforehand and determined that the collision was caused by a wrong-way driver. Upon arrival, officers found the drivers of each vehicle suffering from critical injuries. Both drivers were transported to an area hospital for treatment, but one of the victims has since died.
Police did not identify the suspect driver or release details about the drivers’ vehicles. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Wrong-Way Car Accidents in North Carolina
Wrong-way accidents occur in the blink of an eye when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them and end up on the wrong side of the road. Hundreds of thousands of car accidents happen every year in North Carolina, some of which take place due to wrong-way drivers. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, it is important that you have the help of a dedicated attorney on your side.
No matter the circumstances under which the wreck occurred, no victim is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of a North Carolina car accident on their own. However, this is the reality that thousands of victims and their family members face every single year. Oftentimes, serious injuries result from these accidents, including fractures, spinal cord injuries, TBIs, and whiplash. Occasionally, victims may succumb to their injuries after a crash, leaving grieving families to move forward while dealing with severe emotional trauma.
All of these factors can impact your life in an overwhelming, stressful way as you attempt to get back on your feet. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in an accident and you are unsure about where you can turn, you should speak with a knowledgeable North Carolina personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA, our skilled, compassionate legal team is here to help you after you have been harmed due to a car accident that has occurred due to another party’s negligence. If you’ve been involved in a crash caused by the reckless actions of another motorist, you may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial aspects, including but not limited to medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our attorneys are here for you every step of the way during this challenging time. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 and find out more about how we can help you in your time of need.
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