Raleigh, NC (June 3, 2021) – A fatal collision between two vehicles occurred on a main thoroughfare in Raleigh at 11:43 a.m. on Thursday, June 3.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on US Highway 264 around the NC-43 area. A large van was driving north in the area when the driver suddenly turned off the roadside and crossed the median. It then hit a vehicle heading south.
Paramedics and numerous other emergency services were on site. Three people who have not yet been identified were pronounced dead at the scene, while a fourth died at Vidant Medical Center. The van driver was injured and hospitalized.
The driver of the van has since been identified as Alberto Pedraza III. He is now being charged with negligent homicide by a motor vehicle.
The lane was temporarily closed in the area.
Further details have not been released, but the investigation is ongoing.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our deep condolences to the families of the deceased victims.
Fatal accidents in North Carolina
Highways are among the most common locations in the state of North Carolina when it comes to car accidents, with a percentage of these accidents resulting in deaths each year. In 2018 alone, around 1,442 people were killed in fatal accidents across the state. The most common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding and more. If you can show that someone else was to blame for your accident, you can be successful in the legal system. It is important that you act quickly when it comes to your claim.
It’s never easy to come to terms with the loss of a loved one who was taken prematurely in a fatal car accident in North Carolina. Losing a loved one in an accident can turn your life upside down, which is why you should have the dedicated help of an attorney by your side. As you grieve over the unexpected loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you can afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. When you’ve lost a loved one, you should be ready to speak with a dedicated North Carolina unlawful death attorney.
Our lawyers at Ricci Law Firm, PA are there for you and your family after you lose a loved one in a crash. We understand how overwhelmed you can feel emotionally and financially after an accident. Our attorneys can help you navigate the legal system as you work towards reimbursement for things like medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact a North Carolina accident attorney at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help.
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