Articles Posted in Personal Injury

Graham, NC (January 16, 2021) – A woman from Graham sustained injuries in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on I-40. The crash happened on Thursday, January 14th at approximately 11:40 a.m.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol was called to the scene shortly after the accident occurred. According to troopers, Samuel Warren Stallings, of Burlington, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet westbound on I-40. At the same time, Madalynn Paulette Arnold, of Graham was driving a 2005 Toyota in the same direction. Arnold stopped her vehicle for traffic in front of her. Stalling failed to slow down and collided with the rear of Arnold’s car and propelling both cars forward before they came to rest. A passenger in Arnold’s vehicle, Lilian Abigail Arnold, was taken to Alamance Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries. No additional injuries were reported in the accident.

There is no word on potential charges at this time and no additional information is available. An investigation is ongoing.

Mocksville, NC (January 12, 2021) – Four people were sent to the hospital following an accident with injuries in Mocksville on Tuesday morning. The crash was reported around 9:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 64, near Fort Bixby Road.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to troopers, a van was stopped at the intersection and tried to cross over U.S. 64 when the driver failed to yield and was hit by a tractor-trailer. The driver of the van was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with serious injuries. Three other passengers were also taken to Wake Forest Baptist with undisclosed injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured and no one involved in the accident has been identified at this time.

The crash caused both directions of U.S. 64 to shut down while crews worked at the accident scene. There is no further information available at this time.

Wilmington, NC (January 11, 2021) – The Wilmington Police Department responded to a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian on Monday, January 11th. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. at the MLK Center at 401 South Eighth Street.

According to officers, a 16-year-old male was walking near the roadway when he was hit by a car in the parking lot. The driver of the car fled the scene after striking the teen. Rescue workers arrived at the scene and transported the male victim to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He is currently in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. Police are still looking for the driver of the vehicle at this time. There is no description of the suspect available.

There is no further information at this time. Anyone who has any details regarding the crash or the individuals involved is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department.

Winston-Salem, NC (January 1, 2021) – The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the scene of a crash involving a moped and another vehicle on Thursday, December 31st. The accident was reported around 6:45 p.m. at the intersection of Vargrave Street and U.S. Highway 52.

According to officials, the moped and another vehicle collided with one another near the intersection. There is no word at this time on the events that led up to the crash and the cause is unclear. The moped driver was taken to the hospital by medical crews. The extent of the driver’s injuries is not known at this time. There were no other reported injuries sustained in the crash. Traffic in the area was affected and motorists were urged to find alternate routes of travel.

It is not clear if any charges are expected to be filed. There is no further information available at this time.

New Bern, NC (December 25, 2020) – A 31-year-old New Bern man sustained injuries in a hit-and-run crash on Wednesday, December 23rd. The collision was reported around 5:50 p.m. on First Street at the intersection with Rhem Street.

According to officials with the New Bern Police Department, Michael Garris was walking near the intersection when he was struck by a car. The car fled the scene following the crash and before police could arrive. Rescue workers also responded to the scene. Garris suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment. There is no additional update on his condition at this time.

Police are still looking for the vehicle that hit Garris. There has been no description of the car or the suspect at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer A. Williams at 252-672-4272.

Cary, NC (December 24, 2020) – A 56-year-old man from Raleigh was killed and several others were injured after a multi-vehicle crash in Cary on Wednesday, December 23rd. The crash was reported around 5:00 p.m. on Interstate 40 near Exit 287 and North Harrison Avenue.

The collision took place when a man was parked on the shoulder of the roadway. As he exited his vehicle, he attempted to get out and cross the road. While he was walking on the road, the man was struck by a cement truck. Following the crash, the truck struck a guardrail and two other vehicles that were traveling in the opposite direction before coming to rest.

The pedestrian, identified as Curt Floyd, was pronounced dead at the scene. The cement truck driver was not hurt but the drivers of the two vehicles were taken to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries. The passengers in the respective vehicles were transported with mild to moderate injuries. No one else involved in the accident has been identified.

Catawba County, NC (December 23, 2020) – Four tractor-trailers were involved in a serious crash that took place on Interstate 40 in Catawba County on Wednesday. The crash happened around 11:00 a.m. near the weight station in the eastbound lanes of the highway.

The trucks were lined up to enter the weigh station when another truck, driven by Christopher Cornelison of China Grove, collided with the rear of a flatbed tractor-trailer. The collision set off a chain reaction crash involving the other trucks in line. Cornelison was trapped inside his truck and had to be extricated by the Iredell County Rescue Squad and West Iredell Fire Department.

Following the crash, Cornelison was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. There is no update on his injuries at this time. None of the other drivers were hurt in the crash.

Raleigh, NC (December 19, 2020) – A man from Pineville suffered injuries in a car accident that happened in Raleigh on Wednesday, December 16th. The crash was reported around 1:52 p.m. on State Road 2224 near State Road 2049.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene just after the accident took place. According to a crash report, Matthew James Covial, of Raleigh, was driving a 2006 Honda eastbound on SR 2224 when he collided with a 2017 Toyota driven by Shavond Ray Hillard. Both vehicles suffered heavy damage, with damage estimates of approximately $15,000.00. There is no word on exactly how the crash took place at this time.

Hillard suffered injuries in the accident and was transported Wake County EMS units to Wake Med Hospital North for treatment. There is no update on his current condition at this time. Covial was not transported. No additional injuries were reported.

Beaufort County, NC (December 17, 2020) – A 33-year-old man died after being struck while changing a tire in Beauford County. The accident happened on Tuesday, December 17th around 2:30 a.m. on Dan Taylor Road.

Police say that 33-year-old Philip Barbour was driving a vehicle on Dan Taylor Road when one of his tires became disabled. Barbour parked his vehicle on the shoulder of the roadway and exited the car to change the tire. While he was on the shoulder, he was struck by a passing vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene after the crash and before police could arrive.

Barbour suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The truck, which is described by witnesses as a dark Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck, was last seen traveling southbound on Corsica Road.

Raleigh, NC (December 16, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed by a train in Raleigh on Thursday afternoon. The incident took place on Hillsborough Street near the intersection with Gorman Street.

The Raleigh Police Department responded to the scene just after the crash took place. There are few details at this time regarding how the crash occurred. The name of the deceased victim has not been released. No one else was injured as a result of the accident. Officers have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed in connection with the accident.

An investigation is ongoing at this time and no further information is available.

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