Crashes, Injuries, and Fatalities Can Occur Without Notice in North Carolina

At Roberts & Harris, our car accident attorneys in Raleigh talk often about how negligence changes our clients’ lives without notice, and how we do everything we can to help them return to the quality of life they enjoyed before the crash.

When our clients lose their loved ones in vehicle collisions, we strive to pursue the financial compensation they will need to fully grieve and to seek justice for the deceased by filing a wrongful death claim on their behalf.

Unfortunately, there are vehicle accidents that occur throughout North Carolina that leave multiple families reeling from the tragic outcome.

One such accident took place on January 3, 2022, in Rutherford County.

N.C. State Trooper Crashes Into Fellow Trooper and Driver Involved in Traffic Stop

A driver, Dusty Luke Beck, 26, of South Carolina, and a North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper were killed Monday night by another state trooper — who was also the officer’s brother.

Trooper John Horton pulled over Mr. Beck before 9 p.m. in Rutherford County about an hour west of Charlotte.

A second trooper, John’s brother James Horton, lost control of his patrol vehicle while approaching the traffic stop, hitting both John and the stopped driver.

Both men lost their lives in the collision.

James Horton, who lost control of his patrol vehicle, had minor injuries from the crash. While the State Bureau of Investigation investigates the cause of the crash including the details regarding why the trooper lost control of the vehicle our Raleigh personal injury lawyers offer our sincerest condolences to all who have been impacted by this incredible tragedy.

Contact Our Compassionate Personal Injury Attorneys in Raleigh, North Carolina

If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a vehicle collision in North Carolina, contact our skilled personal injury lawyer Raleigh, NC at Roberts & Harris today at 919-249-5006 or online to learn how we can help you investigate the cause of the crash and pursue justice for you and your family.

Our skilled litigators provide free consultations for all personal injury cases in North Carolina, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.