Driver Charged After Caratoke Highway Crash in Moyock Injures 11

A driver has been charged with failure to yield after an accident on Caratoke Highway in Moyock, North Carolina, sent 11 people to local hospitals.

Currituck County Fire Department reported the three-vehicle accident at around 8:30 p.m Tuesday. in the 250 block of Caratoke Highway, near the TowneBank.

Wreck in Moyock claimed 11 victims

The wreck in Moyock (Currituck County EMS)

Two people were trapped in cars, one for more than an hour. Initial reports suggested four people were in a critical condition. By Wednesday morning the number of people fighting for their lives at Norfolk’s Sentara Hospital was down to two. A child was reported to be unconscious. My thoughts are with all of those who were hurt in this terrible wreck. I hope they make a speedy recovery.

An incident report from North Carolina Highway Patrol stated a 2015 Chevy passenger car driven by a 24-year-old woman was turning left onto North Caratoke Highway from Baxter Lane Road and failed to yield to a 2012 Chevy passenger car driven by 35-year-old Decorrey Shanee Bailey, of Norfolk.

According to the report, there were four passengers in the 2012 Chevy — William Bell, 31, Terrence Dozier, 31 and two teenagers

The 2015 Chevy was hit by the 2012 Chevy, according to the report, and crossed the center lane and into southbound traffic where it collided head-on with a Chevy pickup truck.

The WAVY report stated the driver who pulled out of Baxter Lane Road was later charged with failure to yield.

Two helicopters responded to the wreck scene. One was Nightingale from Norfolk, while the other was Dare Medflight from Manteo. The accident scene caused major traffic backups on Caratoke Highway near the Virginia state line. Crews from the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire and Emergency Services, Moyock Volunteer Fire Department, Currituck County EMS, Dare County med-flight and Pasquotank County EMS all assisted at the wreck scene.

Traffic moves fast on NC 168 (Caratoke Highway) in Currituck County. However, the danger of cars pulling out onto this road without yielding or misjudging the speed of drivers is always present.

We see similar issues on Route 13 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia where drivers are accessing a fast-moving road from many small rural roads.

When you suffer terrible injuries in a crash it’s important to recover as much as you can from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Call our North Carolina and Virginia injury lawyers today at (757) 455-0077 for a free consultation.

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