Fatal Highway Truck Accident in Wake Forest
On the evening of Monday, June 13, a 2000 International truck was driving on NC Highway 98, a little more than a mile north of Rolesville. The driver of the truck, Jessie Sanders Jr. of Wendell, crossed the center line of the highway and ultimately collided with a 2007 Hyundai on Wait Avenue in Wake Forest.
The woman driving the Hyundai, Renee Lynn Stokes of Wilson, was pronounced dead at WakeMed Hospital, while 13-year-old Angelina Rebollar of Louisburg, was taken to WakeMed, where she was pronounced dead.
There were several other passengers in the car who suffered serious injuries and were also transported to WakeMed: 61-year-old Debra Desha, 10-year-old Crystal Rebollar, and Issac, Elijah, and Seth Stokes, 10-years, 5 years, and 3 months old respectively. Charges in the crash are pending.
While the investigation into this tragedy is just beginning, this incident illustrates the importance of being aware at all times of your surroundings while driving. It only takes one moment of distraction for an accident to occur and safe driving should always be a primary concern when out on the road.
If you, or someone you love, has been injured or killed in an automobile accident due to the negligence of others, it is imperative to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Whitley Law Firm have a deep understanding for the hardships a person can face after been injured in a crash, as well as the frustrations loved ones face when a person is killed or severely injured.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will work diligently and vigorously to build a strong case for the victims of the crash, and although they cannot undo the damage done by the tragedy, they will fight for the victims to receive the compensation they deserve, while giving everyone involved the time and energy to focus on healing.