Lumberton, NC (January 31, 2022) – A woman was killed in a police chase crash that happened in Lumberton on Sunday night, January 30.
According to police, the accident happened on Roberts Avenue around the area of Elm Street. Police confirmed that a driver was driving erratically in the area in a silver Mustang. The driver allegedly stole the vehicle. Police attempted to stop the driver but they fled the scene. When they made a turn at the intersection, they collided head-on with a Hyundai Elantra. This led to extensive damages in both vehicles.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Elantra, who has since been identified as 55-year-old Cynthia Coe, was pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The passenger in the Elantra, as well as the driver of the Mustang, sustained serious injuries.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for some time.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Car accidents are a leading cause of hospitalizations in North Carolina but the unfortunate reality is that they also sometimes take lives. Though car accidents can take on many forms, head-on collisions are known for being incredibly catastrophic and severe. According to recent statistics, approximately 2% of car accidents are head-on collisions. Out of these accidents, approximately 10% are fatal in nature. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident that could have been prevented. If you have sustained these immense losses, you should be prepared to speak with a skilled legal advocate who has your best interests in mind.
The loss of a loved one can be a scary and confusing time, especially if you have never sustained these losses in an accident in the past. Because of this, you should be prepared to speak with a Lumberton car accident attorney who has handled wrongful death claims in the past. You will have to prove a variety of aspects if you want to be successful moving forward with a claim, including the following:
- The driver of the vehicle owed a duty of care
- The driver of the vehicle breached the duty of care
- The negligent acts led to the accident
- The life of your loved one was lost in this accident, leading to damages
You have options after losing a loved one in a fatal crash. It is crucial that you seek the assistance of a Lumberton wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Lumberton Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our experienced attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here to help you move forward after you have lost someone you love in a fatal accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal crash can be both emotionally and financially. Our attorneys will help you work toward results during these complex and difficult times. As you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up. We are here for you every step of the way. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Lumberton at (252) 777-2222 for more information on how we can assist you
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