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Teaser: My colleague, Emily Mapp Brannon, wrote an article on the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard blog about a recent crash involving an SUV that sent 4 people top the hospital. To read the full article about the crash that hurt 4 occupants of the SDVU as it slammed into the guardrail, click here.

It took 22 firefighters nearly 20 minutes this Saturday morning to free three people trapped in a vehicle after a collision on the inner loop of I-485. According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, a Kia Sorento SUV hit a guardrail between South Tryon Street and Arrowood Road at about 7 a.m.

The vehicle overturned several times, trapping three of the four occupants inside. All four were taken to Carolinas Medical Center, one with life-threatening injuries. The Highway Patrol is investigating.

Car Crash Stats: There were nearly 6,420,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2005. The financial cost of these crashes is more than 230 Billion dollars. 2.9 million people were injured and 42,636 people killed. About 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States — one death every 13 minutes.

Shapiro, Cooper,Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia (VA), near the NE North Carolina (NC) border and handles car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. Our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as a pro bono public information service. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY.


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