4 dead in Cumberland County crash

4 dead in Cumberland County crash

WADE, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Cumberland County that happened Sunday, March 3, afternoon.

The crash happened on U.S. Highway 13 at Hayfield Road near Eastover.

A tractor trailer and an SUV collided. A State Highway Patrol trooper at the scene said four people in the SUV died and a fifth passenger was ejected and paramedics airlifted him to Chapel Hill with third degree burns. The trooper said he was a teenage boy.

Unfortunately, this is not an unusual event. In North Carolina and the United States as a whole, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for persons of every age from 4 to 33. In North Carolina alone in a single year, 1,552 people were killed and 134,472 people were injured in 231,247 reported traffic accidents. Said another way, a traffic accident occurred every 2.3 minutes, one person was injured every 3.9 minutes, and one person was killed every 5.6 hours.

Our thoughts are with the injured people and their families. Please be careful on our roads and please make sure you have good uninsured and underinsured insurance coverage in case such a serious event happens to you.

For more information, please see these links:

What to do in a Car Wreck

Rear End Collisions

Distracted Driving

We also encourage people to speak with our car wreck attorneys or any attorney of their choice to help get compensation.