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One Dead and Two Seriously Injured After Car Crosses Center Line, Leading to Crash

An accident in Burlington, NC, left one woman dead and two young adults in the hospital after another vehicle crossed the center line and crashed into their car.

Authorities say the accident happened shortly before 2 PM on Thursday, August 6. Emergency responders were called to the intersection of South Mebane Street and Summit Avenue after an Audi and a Hyundai collided. Reports say the 2015 Audi, driven by a 49-year-old woman, was moving west on Mebane Street. For some reason, it crossed the center line and hit a 2011 Hyundai that was moving east on Mebane Street head-on.

Officials say the Hyundai’s driver, 41-year-old Jessica Kate Downey, was rushed to a local hospital, where she sadly died of injuries sustained in the crash. A 20-year-old and an 18-year-old who were passengers in her car were also taken to the hospital and were later listed in serious condition.  The Audi’s driver was also injured and remains hospitalized in serious condition.

According to the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT), lane departure crashes resulted in more than 60,000 accidents and 754 deaths in the state in 2018 alone. Head-on or other lane departure crashes can have many causes, from distracted driving to driver alcohol use to the driver falling asleep at the wheel. 

If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.

For over 25 years the attorneys at Auger & Auger have been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have years of experience guiding and helping our clients every step of the way to receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other monetary loss. 

Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at vip@augerlaw.com, and we will make the appropriate adjustments.

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