Articles Posted in Personal Injury

Kenly, NC (April 12, 2021) – Officials in Johnston County responded to the scene of a crash involving a school bus on Monday morning. The accident occurred just after 7:00 a.m. on U.S. Highway 301 near Weaver Road.

According to police, the bus was stopped near an intersection and was preparing to pick up students. At the same time, a black GMC truck was traveling behind the bus. The truck failed to reduce its speed and collided with the back of the bus. A total of 26 students were on board the bus at the time of the collision. Four of the students were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the GMC was not injured in the accident.

Following an investigation, the GMC driver was charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash. Police remained on the scene until approximately 9:30 a.m.

Willow Spring, NC (April 11, 2021) – A man was injured after being involved in a tractor crash in Willow Spring. The accident happened on Saturday, April 10th on Old Stage Road.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the collision. According to troopers, a man was riding a tractor southbound on Old Stage Road. At the same time, a GMC Sierra was also traveling southbound on Old Stage. The Sierra driver attempting to pass the tractor but was blocked by an oncoming car. The Sierra then merged back into the southbound lanes. In the process of merging, it collided with the tractor.

The tractor driver, identified as a man in his 60s, was thrown from the vehicle and came to rest in a ditch. Paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the man to WakeMed Hospital for treatment of a head injury. The Sierra driver was not injured in the collision.

Davie County, NC (March 31, 2021) – A man from Mocksvilled was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Sunday, March 28th. The accident took place on U.S. Highway 64 near the intersection with Tutter Road.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene. According to a report from troopers, Brent Gary Marshall, of Mocksville, was riding a moped on u.S. 64 when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene immediately following the impact. Marshall died at the crash scene. Troopers successfully located the 25-year-old driver the following day. The driver has not been identified at this time.

An investigation into the collision is ongoing at this time. Police have not filed any charges against the driver pending the outcome of the investigation. There were no additional injuries reported in the accident.

Winston-Salem, NC (March 19, 2021) – A man from Colfax was taken to the hospital following a two-car crash in Winston-Salem. The collision happened on Wednesday, March 17th around 5:45 p.m.

Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the scene at the intersection of N. Patterson Avenue and Park Plaza Drive. According to officers, Alexander Popp came to a stop sign and attempted to make a left turn onto Patterson. As he turned, Popp’s vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by Donald Gene Lee, Jr., of Winston-Salem. Popp was injured in the accident and was taken to Forsyth Medical Center with undisclosed injuries as a result of the accident. Lee was not hurt.

Officials are still in the process of conducting an investigation at this time. There is no word on potential charges stemming from the accident. No further information is available.

Lenoir County, NC (March 19, 2021) – The two victims of a fatal crash in Lenoir County have been identified by authorities. The incident took place around 2:15 p.m. on U.S. Highway 258 near the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Brion Ormond and 53-year-old Emma Gatlin were killed in the accident. Police also say that a 1-year-old child riding in Gatlin’s vehicle suffered injuries. At this time, it is not clear which driver caused the collision to occur, however, an SUV crossed the center line and collided head-on with a pickup truck. The cause of the crash has not been released as troopers continue to investigate.

The roadway was closed until approximately 5:00 p.m. as police investigated at the scene. There is no additional information available at this time.

Wilson, NC (March 17, 2021) – Two tractor-trailers and a pickup truck were involved in a crash that took place in Wilson County on Wednesday. The collision happened on U.S. Highway 264 near Downing Road and Highway 42.

Police responded to the crash around 8:00 a.m. The collision occurred in the westbound lanes of the roadway. According to reports, the driver of the pickup truck was taken to a local hospital for treatment. There is no word on the injured driver’s condition at this time. Officials have not released any details on the cause of the accident. The crash caused the road to remain closed for several hours. Motorists were asked to avoid the scene and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.

An investigation into the collision is ongoing. There is no additional information available.

Sanford, NC (March 16, 2021) – A woman from Sanford died in a crash that took place on Monday afternoon. The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 1 near Tramway Road.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 86-year-old Lois Simmons was pulling out of a Food Lion grocery store at the intersection around 12:30 p.m. At the same time, a deputy with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was pursuing a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Clifton Donnell McIver, of Sanford. As McIver sped through the intersection he collided with Simmons’ vehicle. McIver’s car then crossed the center line and collided with two other vehicles before catching fire and bursting into flames.

Simmons was rushed to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries. McIver was later apprehended by officers and was charged with fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle possession of a stolen firearm and several traffic violations. There were no other injuries reported.

High Point, NC (March 13, 2021) – A woman from High Point was among the injured victims of a two-car accident that took place on Wednesday, March 10th. The collision occurred 3:55 p.m. on Samet Drive near the intersection with Precision Way.

The High Point Police Department responded to the crash scene. According to Officer J.B. Hurt, Linda Meachum was traveling westbound on Samet Drive when she approached the Precision Way intersection. As she reached the intersection a car driven by Donte Merritt, of Greensboro, pulled in front of her. The two vehicles collided with each other in the roadway.

Following the accident, Meachum was transported by ambulance to High Point Regional Hospital. There is no word on the extent of her injuries or her condition at this time. Following an investigation, officers charged Merritt with a safe movement violation for his role in the crash.

Wilmington, NC (March 12, 2021) – Injuries were reported after a crash between a car and an ambulance in Wilmington on Friday morning. The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. on 10th Street at the intersection with Walnut Street.

According to officials at the scene, a silver four-door sedan collided with the ambulance. The sedan had heavy damage to its front right side. There is no information on the events leading up to the accident at this time. Two occupants of the sedan were taken to a local hospital. There is no word on the extent of their injuries or their conditions at this time. Police are still conducting an investigation into the collision. The identities of those involved have not been released. Motorists were asked to use caution in the area and to avoid the scene if possible.

There is no additional information available.

Zebulon, NC (March 9, 2021) – Two Johnston County firefighters were hurt in a crash that took place on Monday, March 8th. The incident happened around 8:00 p.m. along North Carolina Highway 96 near North Carolina Highway 231.

According to officials, the fire crew was responding to assist on a call when the truck overturned following a crash. Two members of the crew were taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. Their injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening. There is no word on whether any other vehicles were involved in the accident. The cause of the collision remains under investigation. There is no word on potential charges at this time. The crash caused the road to be closed until around 10:25 p.m. while officials investigated the crash and cleared the scene.

No further information is available.

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