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Elizabeth City, NC (January 28, 2021) – Anita Gatling and Bessie Saunders were tragically killed in an accident near Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

The accident happened on January 19 on the U.S. Highway 17 bypass at around 10:00 am.  According to available reports, Ms. Gatling was a passenger in a car driven by Ms. Saunders that their car was stopped along the roadway.  A man driving a Honda sedan then hit their vehicle from behind.  The resulting crash caused the death of both Ms. Gatling and Ms. Saunders.  Ms. Gatling was 62 years old and Ms. Saunders was 75 years old and they were both from Sunbury, North Carolina.

The driver of the Honda has been charged with failure to reduce speed and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

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.

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.

Boiling Springs Lakes, NC (October 28, 2020) – Kendra Connelly Killed in Boiling Springs Lake, North Carolina Motorcycle Crash

A young woman named Kendra Connelly was tragically killed on Monday night in a motorcycle crash near Boiling Springs Lakes, North Carolina.  The wreck is the second motorcycle fatality in this small Brunswick County community within the past few weeks.

According to available information, Ms. Connelly was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle when the bike went off the roadway and struck a wall over a culvert.

Boiling Springs, NC (October 23, 2020) – Floyd Butler Killed in Boiling Springs NC Crash

A gentleman named Floyd Butler was tragically killed in a crash on Thursday near Boiling Springs, North Carolina.

The wreck took place on NC Highway 87 near Wildwood Drive at just before 5:00 p.m.  According to available information, Mr. Butler was driving northbound on Highway 87 when a man traveling southbound overcorrected and hit Mr. Butler.

Concord, NC (October 21, 2020) – Motorcyclist Killed After Collision With Unattached Trailer

Concord, North Carolina – a man driving a motorcycle was tragically killed on Tuesday morning in Concord when his motorcycle was hit by an unattached trailer.

The collision happened on Warren C. Coleman Boulevard just before noon near the intersection with Wilshire Avenue.  According to available information, the 37 year old motorcyclist was travelling north on Warren C. Coleman while a vehicle pulling the trailer was coming southbound.  The trailer apparently hit the motorcyclist head-on.

Weldon, NC (September 21, 2020) – Kelvin Watson Killed in Weldon, North Carolina Motorcycle Crash

A gentleman named Kelvin Watson was tragically killed last Monday in a motorcycle accident in Weldon, North Carolina.

The accident happened at the intersection of Washington Avenue and West Eleventh Street at around 3:30 pm.

Durham, NC (September 21, 2020) – Motorcyclist Michael Worsman Killed in Durham, North Carolina Accident

A motorcyclist named Michael Worsman was tragically killed on Friday evening in a crash in Durham, North Carolina.  His wife Annie Worsman was seriously injured in the crash.

The accident happened around 11:00 pm at the intersection of Fayetteville Road and Stratford Lakes Drive.  According to available information, Mr. Worsman and his wife were stopped at the intersection when they were rear-ended by a young man driving a Honda Accord.

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