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Winston-Salem Accident Causes Personal Injury

While most drivers are likely aware of the potential of being involved in a traffic accident, there is often little they can do in certain instances to avoid the negligent acts of others. In fact, on certain roadways in Winston-Salem, there is only a painted line that prevents drivers from crossing into oncoming traffic. Unfortunately, a recent crash has sent three people to the hospital and could potentially lead to a personal injury lawsuit.

The incident happened one evening on a day in late February. According to reports, a vehicle driven by a man crossed over the centerline. It is unclear what caused him to do so. Although the female driver in an oncoming vehicle attempted to avoid an accident, she was unable to do so, and a collision occurred.

The male driver and a juvenile in the second vehicle suffered critical injuries, though they were not considered life-threatening. The driver of the oncoming vehicle suffered minor injuries. All three were transported to the hospital. It is unclear if drugs or alcohol are suspected to have played a role in the accident or if criminal charges are expected; however, the incident remains under investigation.

In addition to the pain related to the recovery period following a personal injury suffered in a car accident such as this, victims often suffer financially. Medical costs, in combination with lost wages, can quickly become overwhelming. As a result, the victims of this Winston-Salem car accident may opt to pursue civil litigation against the party deemed responsible for the accident. An attorney with experience with such cases can help them fully understand their options.

Source: wxii12.com, "Police: Three taken to hospital after crash in Winston-Salem", News, Feb. 25, 2018

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