Wilkesboro, NC (January 14, 2021) – Around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, January 14, a fatal collision occurred near an intersection in Wilkesboro.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident happened on NC-268 near the area of Whites Creek Road. At the time, a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling east when the driver tried to pass a school bus in a no-passing zone. The Silverado struck a Mercury Grand Marquis head-on.
The driver of the Chevrolet was injured and taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Mercury, identified as an 84-year-old named Clyde Cox, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. A passenger in the Mercury was also taken to the hospital with injuries.
As a result of the accident, the roadway was blocked in the area for approximately two hours.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
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 Accidents in North Carolina
Thousands of people lose their lives in North Carolina accidents every year. In fact, in 2017, approximately 1,287 people were killed in accidents throughout the state of North Carolina. These accidents happen due to many different reasons including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, fatigued driving, and more. It is up to family members to show that someone they love has been taken from them in a fatal collision. You should always be prepared to speak with an accident attorney in your time of need.
Losing someone you love in a Charlotte car accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. As you grieve your losses, you may be concerned about how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. This is the reality that hundreds of families in North Carolina face every single year. Speaking with a Charlotte wrongful death attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make in your claim as you move forward.
The aftermath of a fatal collision can impact your life in many ways, which is why you should be prepared to speak with a North Carolina accident attorney at Maurer Law as soon as possible. We have aggressively fought to protect the rights of families who have lost loved ones over the years. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Charlotte at (844) 817-8058 for the help you deserve.
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