Robeson County, NC (May 7, 2021) – A woman from Raleigh was killed in a motorcycle crash that took place in Robeson County last weekend. The crash took place on Saturday, May 1st along North Carolina Highway 71.

According to troopers with the Highway Patrol, Megan Beale, of Hope Mills. was operating a vehicle southbound on N.C. 71 when she crossed over the centerline and collided head-on with a motorcycle driven by 43-year-old Jodi Kintop, of Raleigh. Kintop’s bike struck the curb and then a utility pole before coming to rest. She was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Beale was not injured and no other vehicles were involved. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene or to find alternate routes of travel.

Following an investigation, police charged Beale with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. No further information is available.

New Bern, NC (May 7, 2021) – Police and rescue workers were called to the scene of a serious crash involving a toddler at a New Bern apartment complex on Wednesday. The accident took place around 6:20 p.m. in the parking lot of the Coopers Landing Apartments near Simmons Street.

According to a report, a Chevy Equinox was in the parking lot and leaving a parking space when it collided with the one-year-old child. The child, who suffered serious injuries, was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the SUV suffered no injuries. Police have not identified the driver at this time. An investigation into the incident is ongoing at this time.

Anyone who has any information related to the accident is asked to contact the New Bern Police Department.

Raleigh, NC (May 7, 2021) – Nearly thirty cars were involved in an accident that took place on Friday evening in Raleigh. The collision happened on I-540 near Creedmoor Road and Mile Marker 9.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation responded to the scene. According to a report, there were up to 26 cars involved. The accident was a chain-reaction collision. At this time, authorities believe that weather conditions, including rain and fog, may have played a role in the accident. There were injuries reported but the extent of the injuries is unknown. Southbound I-540 was down to one lane following the accident. Motorists were advised to use caution when traveling near the scene or to find alternate routes of travel if possible.

The crash remains under investigation. There is no further information available.

If you were injured in a wreck in North Carolina involving an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer, you may have a lot of questions. People often ask us how 18-wheeler wrecks are different and if they really need a lawyer to handle their case if the truck driver was clearly the one at fault for the wreck. At Burton Law Firm, we want to make sure you have answers to these and any other questions you may have, so we put together this information for you.

How are 18-Wheeler Wrecks Different?

  • INJURIES – When an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer truck makes impact with a car, the impact tends to be bigger since the truck typically weighs a lot more than the average car. This often means the injuries are more severe. More severe injuries can mean longer hospital stays, surgeries, more time out of work, and higher medical bills. This can be overwhelming and scary, but finding a good medical team and an experienced injury lawyer will help you get back on the road to recovery!

Charlotte, NC (May 6, 2021) – A multi-car accident sent several people to the hospital in Charlotte on Thursday morning. The accident was reported around 4:00 a.m. on Interstate 77 near Westinghouse Boulevard and Interstate 485.

The accident involved three vehicles and closed down the southbound lanes for approximately two hours. A total of 10 people were transported to local hospitals. Most of the victims were taken to CMC Main and the remainder were transported to Novant Health. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

According to the Highway Patrol, a van carrying 7 passengers crashed into a vehicle. The second vehicle spun around and was hit by a third vehicle. Police are still investigating the crash at this time. The names of the victims have not been released and there is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed in connection with the accident.

Fayetteville, NC (May 6, 2021) – Fayetteville police responded to the scene of a motorcycle accident on Tuesday night. The crash happened around 5:50 p.m. along Cliffdale Road near Skibo Road and CL Tart Circle.

When police arrived, they found the motorcyclist lying in the road suffering from serious injuries. There is no information on the events leading up to the accident at this time. The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries are believed to be life-threatening. He has not been identified. Police have not said if anyone else was hurt. The crash resulted in the road being closed until approximately 7:40 p.m. Motorists were advised to use caution and to avoid the area if possible.

There is no additional information available and it is not clear whether any charges are expected to be filed. The crash investigation is ongoing.

Raleigh, NC (May 5, 2021) – The Raleigh Police Department responded to the scene of a multi-vehicle accident in the city on Monday afternoon. The crash happened around 3:00 p.m. along Capital Boulevard near the intersection with Trawick Road.

According to police, a driver caused the crash and then fled the scene. The driver ran from the area but was apprehended by a Good Samaritan and detained until police could arrive. A total of five cars were involved in the collision. Two victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The southbound lanes of the roadway were closed while police investigated at the scene. The identities of those involved in the collision have not been released.

The crash remains under investigation. There is no further information available at this time.

Jones County, NC (May 5, 2021) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that took place on Wednesday morning in Jones County. The accident happened on Highway 17 near Highway 58, just outside of Pollocksville.

According to a report from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Highway 17 when the bike collided with a box truck that was also traveling northbound. The crash occurred around 7:20 p.m. Rescue crews responded to the scene and attempted life-saving measures. The motorcyclist ultimately succumbed to his injuries. He has not been identified at this time. There is no word on whether any other injuries occurred as a result of the accident.

An investigation is ongoing at this time. There is no additional information available.

Raleigh, NC (May 4, 2021) – Police in Raleigh responded to the scene of a fatal car accident on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened on Millbrook Road near the intersection with Town and Country Road.

According to officers with the Raleigh Police Department, Zachary Gilchrist, of Raleigh, was driving a sedan eastbound on Millbrook Road when he crossed the center line. The sedan struck an SUV head-on. Gilchrist was taken to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. At least one person in the SUV was hurt and taken to a local hospital. Their condition is not known at this time. It is not clear if anyone else was injured in the collision.

Police are still investigating the accident and the cause at this time. No further information has been released.

Wake Forest, NC (May 4, 2021) – Three cars, including a USPS truck, were involved in a crash that took place on Monday in Wake Forest. The accident happened in the northbound lanes of South Main Street near the intersection with Ligon Mill Road.

According to authorities, three people were hurt in the collision. The injured victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment according to a city spokesperson. There is no information on the cause of the accident at this time or the conditions of those involved. The identities of the victims have not been released. The crash caused delays near the scene. Motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel.

Police are still investigating the collision at this time. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed.

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