Smithfield, NC (November 8, 2018) – On Tuesday afternoon, November 6, a day care van driver lost his life in a head-on collision that took place at the hands of a negligent driver. Yesterday, the man who caused the accident appeared in court for the first time.
The suspect was identified as 38-year-old Seth Tracy of Holly Springs, who is facing various charges such as felony death by motor vehicle and DWI.
The crash took place around 4 p.m. along Barber Mill Road. At the time, a Bizzy Bee Plumbing truck crossed the center line, striking a passenger van head-on. The van was from a daycare called Kids Country of Clayton.
One man witnessed the crash and called 911, saying that there were children in one of the vans. At the time, there were several elementary children on the bus and they sustained a variety of injuries. All of them are expected to be okay.
The woman who had been driving the van at the time was identified as 39-year-old Martha Darlene Peterson. She died at the scene of the accident.
At this time, police continue to investigate.
We were extremely saddened to hear about this horrific accident and all of the parties involved, including the children who experienced this traumatic accident. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Martha Darlene Peterson, whose life was taken too soon but the thoughtless actions of the drunk driver. We also hope that all of the children who were in the van at the time of the crash will be able to make a full recovery and not suffer from the traumatic accident.
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If you are somebody who has lost a loved one in a serious accident due to the outright negligence of another party, you and your family and friends might be feeling helpless and sure of what to do next. Thankfully, an experienced attorney at the Nye Law Group is ready and waiting to take your call to discuss the options available to you when you need to file a personal injury claim. We have more than a decade of experience handling these types of claims and will stand by your side when you need it the most, protecting your rights and the rights of your loved ones. Call us today at 912-200-5230 to find out what we can do for you.
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