Knightdale, NC (September 30, 2020) – A Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy suffered injuries in a crash that took place on I-87 early Wednesday. The crash happened around 2:00 a.m. near Exit 9 for Smithfield Road.
According to a report from the scene, the deputy had stopped in order to assist a teenage driver who was stranded near the exit after his car broke down. The officer got out of his vehicle and began pushing the disabled car to the side of the roadway. As he was pushing the disabled vehicle, the officer was hit by a passing motorist. The vehicle then fled the scene after the collision.
The deputy suffered a serious injury to his arm but he is expected to recover. Police are still searching for the vehicle, which was described as a dark-colored SUV or a truck. The injured deputy was not immediately identified and there is no further information regarding the description of the vehicle.
An investigation into the crash remains ongoing. There is no additional information available at this time.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
According to statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were nearly 300,000 car accidents in North Carolina in 2018. Many of these accidents involved careless and negligent drivers who were violating traffic safety laws and regulations when the crash took place. Each day across our state, careless and reckless motorists cause injuries to innocent victims when their actions lead to a crash. A North Carolina car accident can have serious and catastrophic consequences and can leave you in physical pain, struggling to pay your bills, and facing a long and complex road to recovery.
Fortunately, there is help available. During this difficult time, your energy should be focused solely on your recovery from the accident. You should not have to worry about the legal details of your claim. An experienced North Carolina car accident lawyer can help ensure that your rights are protected as you move forward on your path to healing. Your attorney can evaluate your claim and handle all of the negotiations with the insurance company to help take some of the burden and stress off of you.
At Burton Law Firm, our experienced team is ready to help. We know what it takes to get the job done and to help you receive the compensation that you need and deserve. Since 2012, we have represented injured victims and their families all throughout our state. During this time, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for our clients. We would be proud to assist you as well.
Our firm offers free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. We are standing by at any time to take your call. Our firm handles most accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no attorney fee unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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