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Four Motorists in a Critical Condition After Wreck in Moyock, NC, Injures 11

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Four Motorists in a Critical Condition After Wreck in Moyock, NC, Injures 11

I was horrified to see the images from a wreck in Moyock last night where a head-on collision on Caratoke Highway sent 11 people to a local hospital.

Three vehicles were involved in the wreck near TowneBank. Four people were critically injured including a child who was knocked unconscious.

Caratoke Highway (NC 168) in Currituck County is a dangerous road that claims many victims every year. Our injury attorneys help some of those who have been injured and the family members of those killed.

Wreck in Moyock claimed 11 victims

The wreck in Moyock (Currituck County EMS)

Even by the standards of NC 168, this wreck in Moyock is horrifying.

Deputy Chief Tim Riley of the Currituck County Fire Department said the three-vehicle crash happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 250 block of Caratoke Highway, near TowneBank.

The four people who were critically injured were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Riley confirmed Wednesday morning that a child suffered head injuries in the accident, and is in critical condition. Our thoughts are with the injured and their families.

First responders reported two people were trapped in cars on Tuesday night after the crash. It took more than an hour for one of them to be released.

Riley said five people were in one of the vehicles involved in the crash. It’s not clear how many people were in the other two cars.

Helicopters from Nightingale in Norfolk and Dare Medflight from Manteo attended the aftermath of the wreck in Moyock.

The accident was attended by crews from Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire and Emergency Services, Moyock Volunteer Fire Department, Currituck County EMS, Dare County med-flight and Pasquotank County EMS.

Deadly Accidents on Caratoke Highway

The accident statistics suggest head-on collisions are the most serious types of wreck that occur on the roads of Virginia and North Carolina.

On a fast-moving highway like Caratoke Highway (NC 168) a distraction like texting, a lapse of concentration or a drunk driver crossing a center line, can cause a terrible wreck at high speed. In August, a pedestrian was hit and killed on Caratoke Highway near Walnut Island.

Police say a 24-year-old woman was making a left turn onto North Caratoke Highway from Baxter Lane Road when she failed to yield to a 2012 Chevy passenger car. She was later charged with failure to yield.

In the aftermath of a wreck like this,there are likely to be multiple personal injury lawsuits against the insurance company of the at-fault driver. Our personal injury lawyers are licensed to help clients in North Carolina and Virginia. Call us today for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077.


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John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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