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Driver Hits and Kills Karl Hunsberger at Wilkesboro Car Wash Crash on January 23, 2023

Published Date: January 27, 2023

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Wilkesboro, NC (January 23, 2023) - Tragedy struck on Monday afternoon in Wilkesboro, North Carolina when a 62-year-old man was hit and killed by a driver at a local car wash. Karl Hunsberger, a resident of Wilkesboro, was reportedly wiping his car at a vacuum station when a Ford SUV driver, 38-year-old Kala Huffman, ran into him. According to the Wilkesboro Police Department, Huffman had just exited the car wash and accelerated, colliding with the rear left of a Toyota before running into Hunsberger, knocking him into his Hyundai SUV. The victim died of crash-related injuries on the scene.

The incident occurred at about 12:30 p.m. at Rocket Wash on U.S. Highway 421 in Wilkesboro, near a Speedway gas station and about 55 miles west of Winston-Salem. The car wash is equipped with a brush section that pulls drivers through as they have their vehicles in neutral. Huffman has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle, and the crash caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to a vacuum pole at the car wash, and $20,000 in damage each to the Ford and Hyundai SUVs.

This tragic accident highlights the dangers that North Carolina pedestrians face every day in this country. According to data from the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has grown substantially faster than all other traffic deaths. An estimated 6,590 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2019, the highest number in more than 30 years. In 2018, motor vehicles injured an additional 150,000 pedestrians, according to the National Safety Council.

This Wilkesboro, North Carolina car accident remains under investigation.


Rosensteel Fleishman: Helping Wrongful Death Victims of Car Accidents

Car accidents can be a traumatic and life-altering event for those involved. The Charlotte, NC based law firm of Rosensteel Fleishman is dedicated to helping victims of car accidents and their families navigate the legal system and recover the compensation they deserve. Led by attorneys Corey Rosensteel and Matthew Fleishman, the firm has a proven track record of success in handling personal injury and car accident cases.

Expressing Condolences to the Victims of the Car Accident

The law firm of Rosensteel Fleishman wishes to express their deepest condolences to the victims of the recent car accident, along with all of the involved parties and their family and friends. They understand that this is a difficult time for everyone involved and they are here to help in any way they can.

"We understand the physical and emotional pain that a car accident can cause. We are here to help in any way we can." says attorney Matthew Fleishman.

Corey Rosensteel and Matthew Fleishman have over 40 years of combined experience handling car accident cases. They understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that an accident can take on a victim and their family, and they are dedicated to fighting for their clients' rights and recovery. The attorneys at Rosensteel Fleishman work tirelessly to ensure that their clients receive the maximum compensation available under the law.

Do You Need to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

It can be overwhelming to navigate the legal process and fight for fair compensation for your injuries after a serious car accident. This is where hiring an auto accident attorney like Rosensteel Fleishman can be beneficial.

An experienced car accident lawyer will have knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding car accidents and will know how to gather and present evidence to support your case. They can also handle communication with insurance companies and other parties involved in the accident, taking the burden off of you during a stressful time.

Furthermore, a car accident lawyer can ensure that you are not taken advantage of by the insurance companies, who may try to offer a settlement that is lower than what you are entitled to. An attorney can work to negotiate a fair settlement for you, and if necessary, take your case to court.

It is also important to note that hiring an accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident can greatly increase your chances of receiving fair compensation. This is because evidence, witness statements, and other important information may become harder to obtain as time passes.

Why Victims' Families Often Need to Hire a Wrongful Death Lawyer for Representation

In the aftermath of a tragic car accident, the last thing that the victims' families want to think about is hiring a lawyer. However, it is important to understand that a wrongful death attorney can provide the guidance and support that is necessary to navigate the legal process and seek justice for the loss of a loved one.

A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal claim that is brought against the party or parties who are responsible for the death of an individual. In the case of a car accident, this can include the driver of the other vehicle, the manufacturer of a defective auto part, or the government agency responsible for maintaining safe road conditions.

"At Rosensteel Fleishman, we understand the emotional turmoil that the families of wrongful death victims are going through." says attorney Corey Rosensteel. "Our goal is to take the legal burden off of their shoulders and fight for the justice and compensation that they deserve."

The families of the victims have been through a traumatic event and are likely experiencing a range of emotions. It is important that they have someone on their side who can guide them through the legal process and advocate for them. Rosensteel Fleishman is here to provide that support.

It is important to note that there are time limits for filing a wrongful death lawsuit, known as statutes of limitation, so it is important to act quickly and contact a wrongful death attorney like Rosensteel Fleishman as soon as possible after the accident.

Call Rosensteel Fleishman Today: Protect Your Rights and Get the Compensation You Deserve

If you or someone you know has been affected by this tragic accident, we urge you to contact Rosensteel Fleishman law firm. We understand the difficulty of this time and wish to express our condolences to the victims and their families. The attorneys at the firm can provide a free consultation to discuss the details of your case and help you understand your rights and options. We are here to help you through this difficult time and will fight to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.

"At Rosensteel Fleishman, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients and helping them get the compensation they deserve." says attorney Corey Rosensteel. "If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, we encourage you to call us to discuss your case."

In conclusion, if you or someone you know is involved in a car accident, it's important to understand your rights and options. The law firm of Rosensteel Fleishman is here to help. They are experienced, compassionate, and dedicated to fighting for the rights of their clients. Don't hesitate to call them to discuss your case and get the help you need.

Disclaimer: This article is compiled from various secondary sources to provide insights into recent accidents. We have not been able to independently verify all details. Our firm respects the privacy and dignity of those involved and is willing to amend or remove content at the request of affected parties. We understand the emotional and physical toll of traffic accidents and extend our deepest sympathies to those affected. If you find any discrepancies or outdated information, or if you are an affected party, please contact us at 704-714-1450 or send us a message.

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