Car trouble led to a deadly crash on US 1 in Cary, NC on Thursday, October 1.
Officials say a crash in Cary near Cary Parkway temporarily closed down US 1 Southbound on Thursday morning. The wreck happened around 9 AM when 27-year-old Melissa Dewey’s vehicle became disabled. A Jeep Cherokee struck the disabled car from behind. Sadly Dewey was later pronounced dead from her injuries.
Unfortunately, car trouble can strike unexpectedly. If your car stalls, you should do your best to pull over to the shoulder. If this isn’t possible, and there are fast-moving cars around you, it’s best to stay inside your vehicle with your seatbelt on, turn on your flashers, and use your smartphone to call for help.
However, it’s also important to maintain a safe following distance when driving, because you can’t predict when other drivers may have a mechanical difficulty, either.
“We have to constantly be thinking as motorists what happens if there’s a car, a pedestrian, a large tree, whatever the case may be,” says Sgt. Michael Baker of the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
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.
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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 [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.