A collision at an intersection in Burlington, NC left one woman dead and two others injured on Saturday, July 3.
Authorities say the wreck happened just before 1 PM. A Lexus heading north on Maple Avenue crashed into a Chevrolet Malibu 4S moving west on Cameron St. This sent both cars off the road, and the Lexus ended up crashing into the porch of a home on Maple Street.
Unfortunately, the Malibu’s driver, 88-year-old Ellen Smith Hicks, died at the scene.
The driver and passenger in the Lexus were taken to a local hospital with injuries.
Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, but say they believe speed may have been a factor.
Speeding not only increases the likelihood of an accident, but it can also increase the risk of injury or death. Drivers are advised to slow down, pay attention to their driving (especially traffic signals at intersections), and obey posted speed limits.
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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.