Union County, NC (December 3, 2018) – Yesterday afternoon, December 2, a woman was ejected from her vehicle and killed in a tragic and fatal accident that led to road closures.
The crash took place in the 7000 block of Potter Road near the area of Lawn Drive. The victim, since identified as 77-year-old Shirley Barnes, was involved in an accident and struck a mailbox, a tree, and a stone wall.
Barnes was ejected from her vehicle after the crash. The accident happened close to where Barnes lived, and police are still investigating the accident in full. Barnes lost her life at the scene of the accident.
Nobody else was injured as a result of this accident. The North Carolina State Highway is currently working on their investigation.
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Shirley Barnes. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Fatal Accident in North Carolina
In North Carolina, car accidents are one of the leading causes of death for people between 3-34. North Carolina’s fatality rate for these accidents in 15 in every 100,000 individuals, while the national average is 12. This means that you are more likely to see a fatal accident in North Carolina than a variety of other states. If you have lost somebody close to you in an accident, you know how difficult it is to move forward on an emotional and financial level. Speaking with an experienced car accident lawyer can sometimes give you the insight you need to move forward after one of these devastating incidents.
At the Nye Law Group, we acknowledge the fact that your case results are especially important to you after you have suffered immense losses. Our dedicated and compassionate North Carolina wrongful death attorneys have heard thousands of accidents like these and are ready to handle every step of your claim for you when you are going through one of the most difficult times in your family’s life. We are here when you need us the most, with experience in a variety of personal injury cases and the ability to gain you the compensation you deserve. Contact us to find out how we can assist you from start to finish at 912-200-5230.
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