On sections of North Carolina roads where streets intersect, there is always an increased risk of danger. Whether a driver is merging or exiting from one road to another or simply driving past an area where mergers take place, it is always best to be especially cautious and alert. A recent collision occurred in Fayetteville on a Saturday night that left one person fighting to survive.
Local police were dispatched to the accident scene just after 10 p.m. Preliminary reports show that there were two vehicles involved in the crash. Rescuers transported both drivers to a nearby hospital for emergency care. Sadly, one of the drivers suffered life-threatening injuries.
Surrounding areas were closed to traffic for hours
Even after ambulance workers transport accident victims to medical facilities, there is often still a lot of work to be done at an accident site. Vehicles must be towed, and debris cleared away from the road. Police closed nearby roads to travelers until sometime after 3 a.m. the next morning.
Collisions involving life-threatening injuries often lead to litigation
A person who suffers life-threatening injuries in a North Carolina motor vehicle collision must be closely monitored because his or her condition can take a turn for the worse at any time. If the individual survives his or her injuries, specialized care may be needed during recovery, especially if there are permanent implications, such as a traumatic brain injury that leaves a person unable to function without assistance. If another driver’s negligence was a causal factor in a collision, a recovering victim may seek restitution by filing an injury claim in a civil court.