A man is dead after a tragic accident that happened on Thanksgiving Thursday afternoon.

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers, the 63-year-old man was driving on the Interstate 485 Inner loop at Harrisburg Road when he lost control of his car and crashed into the median.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. when the man’s ability to drive was affected by a medical condition, causing him to lose control.

Details on the crash are still forthcoming.

Studies conducted in 2008 reveal that the Thanksgiving driving rush that year took the lives of approximately 389 occupants of passenger vehicles and injured thousands more.  To lessen your chances of becoming a statistic, wear seatbelts, obey the speed limit, and pay extra attention to what is happening around you.  If you or a loved one is injured in a serious accident this holiday season, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.