Raleigh, NC – Fatal Truck Crash on Millbrook Rd at Atlantic Ave

Raleigh, NC – Fatal Truck Crash on Millbrook Rd at Atlantic Ave

Raleigh, NC (May 24, 2024) – The Raleigh Police Department confirmed that one person died as a result of a fatal accident that took place on Wednesday morning, May 22. According to official reports, a 16-year-old was driving a 2012 Hyundai sedan East on Millbrook Road.

For reasons unknown, the driver passed a red light at the intersection with Atlantic Avenue. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a Dodge pickup truck. The impact of the crash caused severe damage to the involved truck. The driver of the pickup, 63-year-old John Gottilly, was rushed to an area hospital for emergency care. Authorities confirmed that he passed away from his injuries. The 16-year-old was seriously injured in the crash. After being transported to an area hospital, the driver was charged with DWI. At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We offer our sympathies to the family of John Gottilly.

Fatal Auto Accidents in North Carolina

Raleigh, NC – Fatal Truck Crash on Millbrook Rd at Atlantic AveEvery year, a significant number of lives are tragically lost in fatal accidents across the United States. Specifically, in North Carolina, we have observed a concerning 21 percent increase in reported fatal accidents between 2019 and 2022. In 2022 alone, over 1700 individuals lost their lives in fatal collisions within our state.

Regrettably, many innocent individuals fall victim to fatal accidents due to the negligence of drivers. Following the loss of a loved one, it is crucial to be aware of the legal recourse available to you. Families have the option to pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent party responsible for the tragic incident.

It is essential to understand that North Carolina adheres to the pure contributory negligence doctrine. According to this law, families can file wrongful death claims to seek compensation, covering expenses such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other associated damages. However, demonstrating that the defendant bears 100 percent fault for the accident is paramount for a successful claim.

If even a fraction of responsibility (even one percent) lies with your loved one for the accident, your family may be unable to recover any compensation for losses. Thus, having a dedicated legal team supporting you throughout the wrongful death claim process is crucial.

Engaging a North Carolina wrongful death lawyer can offer your family the necessary support and guidance during this challenging period. With their experience  and commitment, they can advocate for justice and fair compensation on behalf of your departed family member.

Losing a loved one under preventable circumstances is always a difficult ordeal. At Ted Greve & Associates, we empathize with the pain and frustration that accompany such losses due to another’s negligence. Led by Dr. Ted Greve, our team of seasoned attorneys is devoted to tirelessly holding the responsible parties accountable and securing justice for your family. We are dedicated to providing personalized and attentive service to every client, striving to secure maximum compensation for your losses. Should you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone else’s actions, please reach out to us today for a complimentary evaluation of your case at (800) 693-7833.