Craven County, NC (Jun 11, 2021) – Craven County authorities have now identified the firefighter who was killed while responding to a call Thursday. The accident took place around 2:00 p.m. in the 2200 block of Brices Creek Road.

Police said Ralph Deblasi, 62, was working for the Township 7 Fire Department when he answered a call about another car accident. At the time of the roll call, the road was wet and it was raining. Deblasi was a passenger in the fire truck. As the truck attempted to enter a curve, the driver lost control, causing him to exit the roadway and crash. Rescuers arrived at the scene and treated Deblasi for his injuries, but he ultimately died from the crash. No other injuries were reported. The name of the pilot was not disclosed.

The accident is still under investigation at this time. There is no additional information available and no word on whether charges should be laid.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Ralph Deblasi’s family following this tragic fatality in Craven County.

Fatalities in North Carolina

Car accidents happen every day in North Carolina. Many of these accidents are of a serious or even fatal nature. Last year there were around 80,000 people injured and nearly 1,500 killed in Traffic accidents in North Carolina. These crashes can happen suddenly and unexpectedly and happen for a variety of reasons including impairment, distraction, speed, reckless driving, etc. The consequences of a personal injury accident in North Carolina can impact you on many levels, especially if you have tragically lost a family member in the accident.

When you or your loved one has been touched by a injury accident in North Carolina, you should immediately seek help from a qualified and experienced lawyer. During this time, you may be wondering how you are going to move forward without your loved one and how you will be able to afford the expenses, including funeral and medical costs, that accumulate as a result of the accident. Under North Carolina law, you may be entitled to compensation if your loved one was an innocent victim in the accident and was not at fault. Although this is a very difficult time in your life, it is important to have a North Carolina wrongful death lawyer fight for you.

At Burton Law Firm, our team will assist you during your time of need. We understand that reckless and negligent drivers must be held fully accountable for their actions and we will ensure that justice is served in your case. We will fight to protect your rights and help you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.

We are here and ready to fight for you and we always offer a free consultation. To schedule an appointment to speak with a member of our team, please contact us at the link on our website or call us at (833) 623-0042.

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