Patricia Norris Lambeth, 64, and Jerry Paul Lambeth, 66, died on Saturday from injuries they sustained during a North Carolina car accident in Thomasville. The couple were riding their vehicle on NC Highway 109 and were about to turn left into the Fairgrove Box Site when they were rear-ended by another vehicle.
The Lambeths’ motor vehicle rolled over, entered into opposing traffic and was hit by another auto. Jerry was later pronounced dead at a Winston-Salem hospital while Patricia, who was thrown from the vehicle, died at the Thomasville car accident site.
North Carolina Rear-End Crashes
One of the most common kind of motor vehicle collision is the rear-end accident. Following too closely, speeding, texting, talking on the cell phone, drunk driving, failure to obey traffic signs, and drugged driving are some common causes of rear-end collisions.
In rear-end crashes involving vehicles driving at low speeds, there may be minor vehicle damage and a victim’s personal injuries may at first seem minor. However, it is not uncommon for a North Carolina rear-end accident victim’s back, neck, or head to start hurting later on. Rear-end crashes involving vehicles moving at a high speed frequently result in severe injuries and vehicle damage. Regardless, it is important that you consult with a North Carolina rear-end crash attorney as soon as possible.
Common rear-end collision injuries:
• Spinal cord injuries
• Neck injuries
• Facial injuries
• Head trauma
• Facial injuries
• Back injuries
Three-car wreck kills two in Thomasville, The Dispatch, April 5, 2010
Missionary Couple Dies in Wreck, Fox8, April 6, 2010
Related Web Resources:
Car Accidents Overview, Justia
North Carolina Department of Transportation