Rocky Mount, NC (October 27, 2023) – A teen sustained fatal injuries due to a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles that occurred in Rock Mount on Thursday morning, October 26.
At around 7:30 a.m., 18-year-old Brayan Cardenas was driving a 2008 Mazda 6 westbound on Sunset Avenue. As his vehicle proceeded through the area, it collided with an eastbound gold 2015 Suburban. The head-on crash left both vehicles with severe front-end damage.
A 15-year-old female passenger in the Mazda suffered significant injuries. She was transported by ambulance to ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville, where she was admitted in critical condition.
Cardenas suffered fatal injuries and died while at the scene.
The driver of the suburban was transported by ambulance to Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount for the treatment of injuries.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.
We hope the two injured parties recover quickly.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Brayan Cardenas at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in North Carolina
Seeing your loved one lose their life as a result of a fatal accident can be incredibly challenging to deal with. Unfortunately, there are thousands of instances where automobile accidents take place as a result of driver negligence. Leading factors in many of the crashes that are reported across our state include:
- Tailgating: Following another vehicle too closely can make it difficult for the driver in front of you to brake safely, which can lead to a rear-end collision.
- Speeding: Traveling too fast can make it difficult for you to stop your vehicle in time to avoid a collision. Unfortunately, speeding also increases the likelihood that a driver will lose control of their vehicle and crash into another driver nearby.
- Impaired Driving: Driving while under the influence of alcohol can have severe consequences. Unfortunately, nearly 37 percent of all traffic fatalities reported in 2022 involved crashes with impaired drivers.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of the negligent or careless motorist, your family may have legal options available. You should seek guidance from a Rocky Mount wrongful death lawyer who can help you seek closure and justice after losing your loved one due to the negligent actions of another motorist.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we believe that taking legal action can help bring justice and closure to those who have suffered from wrongful death cases. Our team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients and helping them recover the compensation they need to take care of themselves and their families. We are honored to be chosen as advocates by countless individuals and we will continue to work tirelessly in holding responsible parties accountable for their actions. If you or someone you know has experienced a wrongful death case, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling (800) 693-7833 for a free consultation. Together, we can seek answers and prevent similar tragedies from happening again in the future.