Bladen Co., NC (January 20, 2024) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed that 18-year-old Amaya Manae Johnson and a 10-month-old child lost their lives as a result of an automobile accident that occurred in Bladen County, just outside of Clarkton. The accident was reported to authorities at approximately 5:30 p.m. on January 18.
According to authorities, a Honda Accord was heading eastbound on North Carolina 211 when it collided head-on with a log truck. Two people in the Honda, identified as Johnson and the young child, were killed in the accident. Both victims were pronounced deceased by authorities. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We offer our condolences to the family of the young child and Amaya Manae Johnson.
Fatal Auto Accidents in North Carolina
In the United States, more than 40,000 people died as a result of automobile accidents in 2022. The unfortunate truth is that we continue to see innocent people lose their lives regardless of how many laws we have in place to protect motorists.
Far too often, fatal collisions are caused by negligent and reckless drivers. There are several factors that continue to contribute to the high rate of collisions reported in our state.
Drivers who are drunk are at an increased risk of losing control of their vehicle and crashing into others. Unfortunately, we also see many accidents take place as a result of drivers who are impaired by drugs. Impairment can affect a driver’s coordination in their ability to make responsible decisions. These can have devastating consequences for other drivers nearby.
Speeding is another common cause of fatal collisions. When drivers are traveling too fast, they are likely to lose control of their vehicles and strike others.
After experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one due to a fatal collision, your family may have legal options. It is in your best interest to reach out to a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney will be able to help your family pursue a claim for compensation against the person who is responsible for the crash.
At Ted Greve & Associates, our team of dedicated attorneys understands the devastating impact that a loss can have on a family. That’s why we are committed to providing compassionate support and aggressive representation to help you seek justice and fair compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death. Though no amount of money can ever replace your loved one, receiving the full and fair compensation you deserve can provide some relief during this difficult time. If you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, contact our legal team for a free case evaluation by calling (800) 693-7833. Let us handle the legal aspect while you focus on healing with your family.