A two-car accident quickly turned into a three-car accident on Saturday, January 2, in Alexander County, NC, leaving three people injured.
Officials say the first crash occurred around 7:15 p.m. on NC Highway 16, near the Wilkes County line. According to troopers, a 1994 Cadillac Deville driven by Bobby Harris Lowe, 76, was moving south on NC 16, when it crossed the center line. The Deville then collided head-on with a northbound 2010 Hyundai passenger car. Sadly, Lowe died at the scene.
The Hyundai, driven by Thomas Eller, 48, of Wilkesboro, then hit a guardrail and ended up partially in the roadway. Passenger Chasity Wyatt, 35, of Moravian Falls, got out of the car and was trying to help an 8-year-old passenger in the backseat who was injured. A northbound Ford pickup truck driven by David Privette of Purlear hit the Hyundai, propelling Wyatt over the guardrail. She, Eller, and the child were all taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Authorities say foggy conditions and darkness likely contributed to the second accident, making the Hyundai hard to see. It’s important to slow down and pay careful attention to the road whenever weather conditions lead to poor visibility while driving. The less visibility you have, the slower you should drive to help reduce the risk of accidents.
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.