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West End, NC: 2 Deaths, 1 Injury in Three-Vehicle Pileup

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A three-vehicle crash northwest of Fayetteville, North Carolina (NC), left two drivers dead and a third person hospitalized with injuries. The fatal wreck happened on the afternoon of December 1, 2016, just outside the town of West End.

 

 

Police are seeking eyewitnesses to the crash near the intersection of NC 211 and Puckett Lane. They cannot assign fault without gathering additional information, but physical evidence indicates that a Jeep and a pickup collided head-on before a car rear-ended the pickup. The driver of the Jeep died immediately at the scene, and the person behind the wheel of the pickup lost his life while awaiting helicopter transport to a hospital in Fayetteville. The car's driver survived with serious injuries.

The two-lane road where the wreck occurred is divided by a double white line. One of the deceased drivers appears to have set the stage for the fatal head-on collision by negligently or illegally driving left of center. The driver of the car might also bear liability for inflicting deadly injuries on the person in the pickup because a complete accident reconstruction may show that he or she could have stopped in time to avoid running into the back of the disabled pickup.

Sorting out causes and assigning fault may take weeks or longer. Worse, the final police report may arrive with inconclusive findings. Consulting with a dedicated and caring Carolina wrongful death and personal injury attorney will help all the people affected by this West End crash understand and protect their legal rights to get answers, file insurance claims and secure compensation.

EJL

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