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Chicod, NC (January 20, 2021) – N.C. Highway 43 wreck in Chicod, North Carolina results in injuries.

A serious accident in the small Pitt County, North Carolina community of Chicod has result in injuries to at least one person.

The wreck happened at around 11:00 am on Tuesday when a Ford Explorer driving east on Stokestown St. John Road did not yield at the intersection with N.C. Highway 43 and struck a Jeep SUV.  The Jeep was traveling north on N.C. 43.

Hendersonville, NC (January 14, 2021) – A retaining wall in Hendersonville, NC collapsed resulting in one death and injuries to at least three other individuals.

The incident occurred on Wednesday at around 9:30 am at a construction site that was located to several adjacent businesses.

At this time, it is not clear what caused the retaining wall to collapse.  Typically, the North Carolina Division of Occupational Safety and Health within the Department of Labor would investigate a workplace accident such as this tragic event.  Given the significance of loss of life and injuries, a law firm such as ours would also quickly hire our own forensic team to investigate the incident.

Fayetteville, NC (January 6, 2021) – Accident involving truck and Parks and Recreation employee results in fatality and serious injuries.

The serious accident happened on Monday on Airport Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  According to available information, an employee of the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation department had stopped a truck in the left lane of Airport Road while the employee planted shrubs in the median.

A truck traveling in the left lane hit the back of the Parks and Recreation truck which then struck the employee.  A person in the truck passed away from injuries sustained in the crash.

Hudson, N.C. (January 6, 2021) – A very serious workplace accident in Hudson, North Carolina has left worker Alan Rothernberger with significant injuries.

The accident happened when Mr. Rothernberger was trapped in a machine at the Sealed Air Corp. plant for around 45 minutes.  According to the limited information available, Mr. Rothrenberger was threading a machine when his body was pulled into the machine resulting in severe crushing injuries.

Not surprisingly, the family of Mr. Rothernberger is seeking answers as to why this happened.  Presently, the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health division (OSHA) is investigating the incident.

Delco, N.C. (December 30, 2020) – A very serious accident in Delco, North Carolina has resulted in serious injuries to a car driver.

The accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 74-76 and N.C. Highway 87 sometime on Wednesday morning.  According to available information, a pickup truck pulled out from a stop sign at the intersection into the path of an oncoming car.  The impact of the collision caused the car to flip over resulting in serious injuries to the car driver.

Reports indicate that the pickup truck driver may have been blinded by the sun.  However, in such circumstances, the pickup truck driver clearly should not have advanced into the intersection.  North Carolina drivers have a duty to proceed into an intersection only when doing so can be done safely and after maintaining a proper lookout.  There is no indication as to whether any charges have been filed as a result of this collision but charges would seem appropriate against the pickup truck driver in this instance.

Bryson City, NC (November 29, 2020) – A young man named Blake Lantz was tragically killed in a fire at a campground in Bryson City, North Carolina on Sunday evening.

The fire apparently started in one camper and spread to nine different campers.  At this point it is not clear what started the fire.  Blake’s brother was injured in the fire but fortunately survived.

Hopefully, the local fire department will perform a detailed cause and origin analysis to determine the cause of this tragic fire.  In some cases such as this, the person responsible for the fire may have insurance that can help the family of the victims with their losses.

Greensboro, NC (November 18, 2020) – A gentleman named Jonas Gilchrest passed away on Tuesday from injuries sustained in an accident in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 3.

The accident occurred around 3:45 pm on Randleman Road.  According to available information, Mr. Gilchrest was walking across the street when he was hit by a man driving a Nissan Rogue SUV.

Mr. Gilchrest was transported from the scene to a local hospital but he tragically passed away on Tuesday.

Iredell County, NC (November 13, 2020) – A young woman named Jamie Batcher and a young man named Dylan Poole were tragically killed in an accident in Iredell County on Thursday morning after their vehicle hydroplaned.

The tragic wreck happened on N.C. Highway 115 near the intersection with Pisgah Church Road.  According to available information, Mr. Poole was driving his Ford pickup truck when it hydroplaned across the center line and hit an oncoming Jeep.

Mr. Poole and Ms. Batcher, who was a passenger in the Ford pickup driver by Mr. Poole, were both killed.  The driver of the Jeep was seriously injured and ultimately taken to Wake Forest Baptist for medical care.

Granville County, NC (November 4, 2020) – Breann Doyle Injured in Granville County, NC Wreck

A woman named Breeann Doyle was injured in a wreck last Wednesday near Oxford, North Carolina in Granville County.  The wreck happened as Ms. Doyle was riding as a passenger in a vehicle that ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

There is no indication as to why the driver of the vehicle lost control and went off the roadway.  The driver has been charged with failure to maintain lane control.  Ms. Doyle was taken to Duke University Medical Center for treatment of her injuries and we certainly hope for her to have a speedy recovery.

Raleigh, NC (November 7, 2020) – Spring Forest Road in Raleigh Fatal Collision

A tragic fatal collision happened early Saturday morning on Spring Forest Road in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The wreck happened at the intersection of Spring Forest Road and Green Road in the Brentwood section of Raleigh.

The woman driving her Audi was apparently speeding and impaired when she hit another vehicle broadside at the intersection.  A man in the second vehicle did not survive.

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