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Auto accident causes 2 deaths in North Carolina

Apr 2, 2014 - Car Accidents by

A driver may easily cross the middle line after taking a curve in the road too quickly or simply driving while distracted. It can be a minor mistake that is easy to correct if no one else is sharing the road. However, it can turn into a major disaster if the driver ends up colliding with oncoming traffic. This type of auto accident recently occurred in North Carolina and ended up claiming two lives.

An accident took place on Interstate 95. The crash occurred during the early morning hours in the area of U.S. 70 Business. A pickup truck was heading north on the Interstate and then went over the median.

The truck then struck a minivan. Two of the individuals in the minivan died in the crash. Meanwhile, multiple people in the pickup truck suffered injuries. They were taken to the hospital.

In this auto accident situation, the driver of the pickup truck could face liability claims for the deaths caused by the crash. This is because failure to maintain one’s lane may be viewed as negligent driving, and proof of this may be used to try to establish the driver’s financial responsibility in the fatal crash. The families of the deceased victims certainly reserve the right to seek the reimbursement of financial damages linked to the collision. Financial restitution from a victoriously fought lawsuit can help to cover funeral costs and other end-of-life expenses, as well as other monetary damages recognized by our wrongful death laws. To prevail in court, the underlying facts must be proved in a manner that satisfies the judge presiding over the civil court proceedings in North Carolina.

Source: witn.com, “Double Fatal Accident On I-95 In Smithfield“, , March 26, 2014