Articles Posted in Personal Injury

Surry County, NC (July 4, 2020) – A man from Surry County was killed in a scooter crash on I-77 this week. The crash took place on Tuesday, June 30th near mile marker 91.
According to Surry County EMS Director John Shelton, 50-year-old Todd Gillespie was riding a scooter on I-77 when he was run over by a tractor-trailer in the southbound lanes of the highway. When rescue workers arrived at the scene Gillespie was found lying in the roadway next to his scooter. He was later pronounced dead at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin. The truck driver was not injured in the accident.

The crash remains under investigation at this time and there is no word on whether charges will be issued.

Lincoln County, NC (June 29, 2020) – A retired Gaston County police chief was killed in a head-on crash that took place on Saturday in Lincoln County. The accident was reported just after 3:00 p.m. on NC 150 near Ivey Church Road.

According to authorities, Billy Lytton was traveling on NC 150 when a 2019 Chevy Silverado crossed the centerline and collided head-on with Lytton’s 2020 Honda CRV. Lytton suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. Two other crash victims were taken to the hospital in unknown condition. The cause of the crash is under investigation and there is no word on the identity of the others involved.

No further details have been released.

Rowan County, NC (June 26, 2020) – A security guard was killed after being hit by a truck at a Rowan County warehouse on Thursday. The incident took place at the Dillard’s Warehouse on Peach Orchard Road.

According to emergency officials, the female security guard was on-duty and working for Weiser Security Services. She was in the process of checking trucks coming into the warehouse when the driver of one of the trucks moved the truck and ran over her. The woman, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are investigating the incident at this time. It is not clear whether any charges will be filed.

Greensboro, NC (June 23, 2020) – Three firefighters were injured in a crash that took place in Guilford County on Tuesday. The crash was reported on Interstate 73 near the interchange with US 220.

The firefighters from the Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire Department were all riding together in a fire truck when the truck overturned on the highway. All three victims were taken to a local hospital by Guilford County EMS. There is no word on their conditions at this time. The cause of the crash has not been revealed but the fire truck was responding to another call when the accident took place.

No further details are available.

Garner, NC (June 19, 2020) – A 65-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian crash on Highway 70 in Garner on Wednesday night. The crash happened around 11:45 p.m. near Mechanical Boulevard.

Police say that 65-year-old Theodore Bell of Milwaukee was crossing over the eastbound lanes of US 70 when he was hit by a 2012 Hyundai, driven by Jamieson Blashaw. Blashaw left the scene after striking Bell. Authorities later arrived and pronounced Bell dead at the scene.

Following a search, Blashaw was located by police. He was charged with felony hit-and-run. There is no word on whether any other charges are expected. No further information has been released.

Winston-Salem, NC (June 18, 2020) – Two people were hurt in a rollover crash involving a garbage truck in Winston-Salem on Thursday. The crash happened around 12:00 p.m. in the 5200 block of Country Club Road.

The Winston-Salem Fire Department along with police responded to the crash scene. There were two occupants of the truck when it rolled over. There is no word on what caused the accident to occur. The two people inside the truck were taken to a local hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The road was down to one lane in the area where the accident took place and motorists were urged to find alternate routes of travel.

There is no additional information available.

St. Pauls, NC (June 17, 2020) – A 6-year-old child was killed and three others were seriously hurt in a single-car crash on McRainey Road. The crash took place on Friday, June 12th.

According to the State Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Kelsey Lee Owens of St. Pauls was driving a 2005 Kia when she left the roadway to the right. Her vehicle collided with several trees before coming to rest. A 6-year-old girl died in the crash while 31-year-old Aaron Jarube, a 2-year-old girl, and Owens suffered serious injuries. All three were airlifted to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Both speeding and distracted driving are believed to be factors in the case. At this time there are no charges against Owens but the crash is under investigation.

Raleigh, NC (June 15, 2020) – Two cars were involved in a crash at the intersection of New Bern Avenue and Poole Road on Saturday. The crash happened around 11:00 a.m.

The Raleigh Police Department along with an ambulance responded to the scene shortly after the collision happened. Medical workers transported two people to the hospital in undisclosed condition. There is no information on the cause of the crash at this time and no one involved has been identified.

An investigation is ongoing.

Wallburg, NC (June 15, 2020) – A 68-year-old Kernersville resident was killed in a two-car crash on Abbotts Creek Church Road in Wallburg. The crash took place on Sunday, June 14th.

Troopers with the State Highway Patrol report that Doris Hilton Anglin was traveling southwest on Abbotts Creek when a collision occurred with a 2017 Honda traveling southeast on Wallburg-High Point Road. The driver of the Honda was identified only as a 19-year-old from High Point. After colliding with the Ford, Anglin’s vehicle continued traveling before striking a utility pole and coming to rest.

Anglin died as a result of her injuries while the teenager suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The crash is still under investigation at this time. There is no word on whether any charges will be filed.

Cleveland County, NC (June 13, 2020) – A 28-year-old woman was killed following a hit-and-run incident on N.C. 150 in Cleveland County.

According to the State Highway Patrol, 28-year-old Stacey Ball of Kings Mountain wast traveling westbound on N.C. 150 near Shelby when a silver vehicle attempted to pass her. Ball’s vehicle was forced off of the roadway by the second vehicle. Her car struck a tree and caught on fire.

Rescue workers arrived at the scene and extricated Ball, her infant child, and her niece. The infant and Ball’s niece were taken to Atrium Health. Ball died at the scene of the crash.

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