A two-vehicle accident occurred on interstate 85 in the Hillsboro area on Wednesday, August 19. Slowing traffic in a construction zone may have been a factor, according to a spokesman for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-85 near mile marker 168. Troopers say that a 1987 Chevrolet utility truck and a 2011 GMC Terrain were traveling in the right lane when they approached slowing traffic due to a lane closure. As the Chevrolet truck slowed down, it was rear-ended by the GMC Terrain, according to WNCN News.
One Fatality, One Injury
The 76-year-old male motorist in the Terrain died at the scene. Emergency personnel transported the driver of the truck, a 57-year-old male, to Duke University Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
State troopers indicated that a guard rail repair crew was performing maintenance work in the area, and that is why there was a lane closure at the time of the accident.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is ongoing, victims of certain crashes can seek compensation in the states civil courts. It is often possible to seek compensation for unpaid medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Survivors of those that die in traffic accidents often seek compensation for loss of companionship as well.
If you or a loved one is a victim in a crash, it is possible to review the matter from a legal perspective with personal injury attorneys. Our firm offers this type of consultation without any cost to you. To learn more, please contact us.