Car Accident in Carteret County, North Carolina Leads to one Fatality | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

A car accident in Carteret County, North Carolina (NC) Monday left one person dead and another injured.

The car accident occurred on Highway 24 in Carteret County, North Carolina (NC) near Broad Creek Loop Road early Monday morning. The driver of a truck crossed the center lane on Highway 24 and collided head on with a large commercial truck.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol the vehicle burst into flames and the damage from the car accident was spread over the highway, causing a portion of Highway 24 in Carteret County, North Carolina (NC) to be closed Monday morning while crews worked to clean the scene.

The driver of the commercial truck was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Sadly, the driver of the other vehicle that originally caused the car accident was found dead on the scene.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol did not release the name of the deceased or the initial reason for the car accident. It is not known if drugs or alcohol were a factor.

Head on collisions happen suddenly and often result in serious injury or even fatalities. Not all head on collisions can be avoided, but a few extra precautions may help you prevent a car accident. When you are driving be sure to pay attention to both your side of the roadway and the oncoming traffic. If you see a driver swerve into your roadway, try to steer your vehicle into a farther lane to avoid hitting them head on.