Couple Killed in Car Wreck on Friday

On Friday afternoon, April 6, 2012 a couple was killed in a multi-vehicle pileup that involved a blue Dodge Ram, a gray Nissan Altima, a white box truck, and a maroon Saturn minivan that was towing a trailer carrying an ATV. Driver D. Keese (aged 60) and her husband, J. Keese (aged 62) were hit and killed shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon by the driver of the box truck. The driver of the truck, S. Scott, was immediately taken to the hospital and treated for injuries before being released later that evening. He has since been arrested and charged with following too closely. Scott is also facing two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide. As of now, neither speed nor alcohol appear to be involved in the causal factors of the collision.

According to reports concerning the incident, the Saturn, Nissan, and Ram were all aligned on the right-hand lane of the highway, effectively sitting still as traffic merged onto the I-985. Upon being hit from behind by the box truck, the Nissan was flung forward and pushed directly into the pickup truck ahead of it – a fate that sent the truck spinning into the center median. At almost the same time, the Nissan was pushed into the minivan. Both passengers, as well as the driver of the pickup truck, were taken to the hospital and released later on that evening.

If you or a loved one were injured in an auto accident then you should at once contact a Raleigh personal injury attorney from the Whitley Law Firm. When you do so, you will be connected with an associate from our firm that can discuss your case with you at length, including the details surrounding your accident and how to best move forward from here. We are a personal injury law firm based in North Carolina, and we are dedicated to representing the rights of injury victims in the state, particularly those in the area of Raleigh. Car accidents have the potential to be catastrophic in nature, sometimes causing severe injuries that are life-altering and/ or permanently debilitating.

In the worst case scenario, auto accidents can end fatally for one or more of the victims involved, as was the case for the Lawrenceville couple that lost their lives last Friday. Under these circumstances, instead of filing a typical personal injury claim, the family members of those that lost their lives in a fatality accident may be able to cite wrongful death and make a claim on behalf of those who are no longer around to do so for themselves. The important thing to remember at all times is that we are here for you no matter what the circumstances of your case may. From minor injuries to catastrophic ones, if you have been wrongfully harmed in any way during a motor vehicle accident then you should not wait to contact a Raleigh auto accident lawyer from our firm for help.

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