Winston-Salem, NC (January 10, 2021) – A woman was killed following a deadly two-vehicle collision in Winston-Salem on Saturday, January 9.
According to local reports, the two vehicles collided head-on near the intersection of US-52 and US-421. Local sources revealed that 59-year-old Catalina Mariano-Cruz of Winston-Salem was traveling as a passenger in a vehicle at the time of the deadly crash. She sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle, 62-year-old Pedro Banos Avila, was hospitalized for the treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the second vehicle, 20-year-old James Edward Cuthrell, was uninjured in the crash. No further information on the accident is currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Catalina Mariano-Cruz at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Head-On Accidents in North Carolina
Certain types of car accidents are more likely to result in deadly injuries. When drivers veer into oncoming traffic, they are at risk of causing a catastrophic head-on collision. These accidents are fairly rare and are only involved in roughly 2% of reported car crashes each year. However, head-on crashes are involved in nearly 10% of deadly collisions reported annually. Statistics show that head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a North Carolina wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Ricci Law Firm, P.A., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our North Carolina wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 252-777-2222 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly North Carolina car accident.
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