Legal News for North Carolina Auto Accident Attorneys. Two Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue Squad firefighters were killed in a head-on crash near Marion, North Carolina.
North Carolina auto accident lawyer alerts- Two firefighters and two Florida residents were involved in a head-on collision that caused injuries ranging from serious to fatal.
McDowell County, NC—Two firefighters suffered fatal injuries in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Route 221 Sunday, March 21, 2010 in McDowell County, North Carolina. The firefighters were reportedly members of the Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue Squad and were en route from McDowell Fire and Rescue College when the deadly accident occurred, according to information provided by the Charlotte Observer.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) troopers reported a 23-year-old firefighter, identified as Jeremy Bolick, driving a Ford Mustang on U.S. 221, approximately four miles away from Marion, when he allegedly lost control of his vehicle due to wet roadway conditions. The Mustang, also occupied by 20-year-old firefighter Tommy Wright, reportedly veered across the centerline of the roadway and into the path of an oncoming 2006 Chrysler, causing the two vehicles to collide.
Emergency medical services (EMS) crews seemingly responded to the scene to transport those injured in the wreck to area hospitals for treatment. However, Bolick and Wright unfortunately suffered traumatic injuries, which proved fatal at the scene. Two Florida residents, identified as Jeffrey and Cynthia Bassett, were reportedly occupying the Chrysler at the time and sustained serious injuries in the head-on crash. They were taken to Asheville Hospital to be treated by medical professionals.
NCSHP officials stated that while the driver of the Chrysler was traveling in adherence with the posted speed limit of 50 miles per hour at the time, Bolick was allegedly driving at a rate of approximately 75 miles per hour. Investigations continue.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for North Carolina Auto Accident Lawyers.