One Killed, One Injured In Johnston County I-40 Crash
More sad news out of Johnston County today as another report of a horrific car accident has emerged.
According to reports, one person was killed Wednesday evening in an accident that closed all lanes of 1-40 near the 322 mile marker in Johnston County. Officials say that around 5 pm, a vehicle overturned in the median, killing one person and seriously injuring another person, who was cut the wreckage and airlifted to WakeMed Hospital. The cause of the accident and the condition of the injured party are still unknown.
No matter the cause, automobile accidents like this are tragic. This time of year, driving in the evening hours can be particularly dangerous, especially as it gets darker earlier in the day. We urge you all to exercise extreme caution when out on the road. The North Carolina Department of Transportation provides tips for driving in the winter, including:
- Reduce Speed and Leave Room Between Cars – If the roads are slick, it’s important to slow down and make sure there’s plenty of room between you and other cars, should you have to brake suddenly.
- Approach Bridges with Extreme Caution – Bridges and overpasses ice before roads do. Slow down when approaching these, and take extreme caution while driving over them.
- Clear Windows and Mirrors – It may take a few extra minutes, but ensure that your windows and mirrors are completely clear before driving to have maximum visibility.
Other general driving tips from the NC-DOT, which are true for any time of year:
- Stay Alert – This is one of the most important driving safety trips. It is crucial to be alert and aware of your surroundings and be as alert as possible.
- Wear a Seat Belt – Buckling up could save your life, should a collision occur.
- Leave Early to Get a Head Start – Particularly if you have to drive during rush hour. Leaving a few minutes early may give you a jump start on all of the traffic.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to predict the actions of other drivers on the road around you, and accidents do happen. At the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood, we want you to know your rights. If you or a loved one does sustain personal injury caused by the negligent conduct of another driver, you could be entitled to damages. Our attorneys are skilled in the area of personal injury law, and we can provide you with the legal representation you’re entitled to. Contact our offices today, and learn how we can help.
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