Sometimes, when one car gets into an accident, it can set off a chain reaction. The next thing you know, your car is getting used as a pinball across a major highway. These multi-vehicle crashes can cause all sorts of serious injuries. And there’s no limit to how much damage they can cause. This was certainly the case near Greensboro this past week.
A Jeep was driving northbound on US Highway 41 when they were hit by a car. The authorities reported that the Jeep was driving very slowly which is probably what caused them to be hit by the car in the first place. The impact of the first crash caused the Jeep to crash into another SUV.
When they crashed into the SUV, it caused both the Jeep and the SUV to catch on fire. Sadly, the three occupants of the Jeep were all killed in the accident. The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital with what were reported as serious injuries. The driver of the third car that initially caused the collision suffered what were described as non-life-threatening injuries as well and was taken to the local hospital.
Aside from going extremely slow, the police aren’t sure what exactly caused the initial accident. The Jeep could’ve been going slow due to a mechanical failure. Or, they may have been lost or confused. Either way, their speed seems to have played a part in the crash.
The identities of the victims have not been released. The authorities were still waiting to alert the next of kin. There have been no charges filed as of yet but the investigation is still ongoing.
If your loved one is hurt or killed in a fiery crash, don’t hesitate to call our wrongful death attorneys right away.