Litigation: Man Dies After Being Involved in 2 Separate Crashes

Being involved in a motor vehicle collision can be a scary experience. While exchanging information and assessing damages, those involved in an accident could still be in harm's way if there is traffic nearby. Should an individual be struck and killed by another vehicle under similar circumstances, his or her family may wish to pursue restitution through litigation. A recent accident that took place under similar conditions in North Carolina has claimed the life of a 24-year-old man.

According to reports, the initial collision occurred at around 1:30 a.m. and involved two vehicles. Although the accident was not deemed serious in nature, one of the vehicles was rendered inoperable in the process. While the driver of the car and several others were attempting to move it out of the lanes of traffic, a truck failed to notice it and struck it from behind, subsequently causing it to knock the man into the median.

Emergency responders rushed the man to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead shortly after being admitted to the intensive care unit. Although an investigation into the incident is underway, no information was provided as to what may have caused either of the accidents to occur.

Suffering the loss of someone close in a motor vehicle collision can be a difficult thing to accept, and may leave family members in search of answers or justice. Families who experience such a loss may wish to pursue restitution, potentially prompting a need to speak with an attorney for guidance throughout litigation. An attorney can evaluate the circumstances surrounding the accident and assist a client in North Carolina in pursuing the compensation to which he or she is entitled through a wrongful death claim.

Source:, "Wendell man hit by own vehicle, killed following crash on US-64 in Wake County", Jan. 12, 2018