A woman has died and six others are injured after an accident in Gaston, North Carolina (NC) on August 9. The rrdailyherald.com (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald) reported that the accident occurred around 9:00 p.m. Saturday evening on Highway 46 near Gus Smith Road.
According to Gaston Fire and Rescue, the crash concerned a wrecker that was towing a car, a pickup truck, and a car, but additional details are unavailable and the North Carolina Highway Patrol says the investigation is ongoing. What is known is that Northampton County paramedics pronounced one woman dead at the scene. Firefighters extricated her body and remained on the scene until 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Six additional people were transported to Halifax Regional Medical Center.
I sincerely hope North Carolina Highway Patrol investigators can determine the cause of this awful accident. The woman’s family must be shocked by this sudden loss, and perhaps knowing what occurred could start to ease the family’s pain.
After an accident, seriously injured victims and family members of deceased victims have a lot to deal with. An injured victim may have hospital and follow-up outpatient treatment, and family who survived a deceased victim must suddenly make funeral and burial plans they didn’t plan to make for years. Medical treatment is expensive, funerals are expensive, and the last thing anyone needs during an already difficult time is a mounting pile of bills without enough money to pay them.
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