Gates County, NC (November 20, 2018) – In Gates County, twelve people were hospitalized in a van accident that took place this week. The individuals were inmates being transported. One of the inmates suffered severe injuries.
The van was identified as one that is owned by U.S. Corrections, LLC, which is a private company known for transporting inmates. The woman who had been driving the van fell asleep at the wheel and ran off Highway 13. She woke up and realized that she and the inmates were in a ditch. The van flipped over on the side of the highway.
The driver and another correctional officer on the vehicle at the time only sustained minor injuries, but two females and eight male inmates were transported to the hospital.
The driver was charged with reckless driving.
If you have been involved in an accident due to reckless driving, you might have questions about how you can move forward. We would like to take this time to extend our sincere sympathies to those involved and hope that they will find peace as they are moving forward with recovery.
Car Accident in North Carolina
North Carolina has seen an increase in the amount of car accidents that happen on their roadways every year, leading to serious injuries in some cases. Throughout North Carolina, in fact, car accidents are one of the main causes of injuries and fatalities. From 2014-2015, there was an 11.9% increase in the amount of people who were injured in these accidents. Though the state works to decrease these accidents, they continue to happen on our roadways.
At the Nye Law Group, we have adopted a responsibility to help you stand up for your rights when you have been seriously injured due to the recklessness of another party. If you need somebody to support you and help you protect yourself when you feel as if the bills are getting to be too much and the emotions are high, look no further than a trusted personal injury attorney. Please do not hesitate to reach out to an attorney that you can rely on, and give us a call today at 912-200-5230.
Note: A variety of outside sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.