The accident occurred at 197 East Aiken Road between Chatham Court and Cypress Hill. Authorities said the accident happened a when a southbound vehicle crossed over the centerline and hit a northbound car head-on. The two drivers are in critical condition and were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. A 12-year-old and a 3-year-old were taken to Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden. The condition of the fifth victim has not yet been released.
The accident is still under investigation.
The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
Our thoughts and sympathy go out to all the victims of the accident, especially the children. Children are smaller, more fragile, easily thrown around in the car and more susceptible to injuries from the seat belt. Child injuries are extremely delicate and can affect them for the rest of their lives. If a driver of a car, bus or truck was at fault for an injured child, or caused his or her death, in an accident, you should act immediately and hire a North Carolina (NC) personal injury lawyer who you can trust to represent the injured child and protect his or her rights. Our firm has represented many injured children and understands the full scope of child injuries. With child injuries it may not as easy as one surgery, as that child grows more surgeries might be required. We strongly believe in treating our clients like family, we will fight for everything ethically possible to help assure that your child is taken care of. For example, our firm secured a $21 million structured settlement for a child who was seriously injured in an accident involving a large commercial truck.
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