Auto accident claims lives of North Carolina couple
The lines painted on roadways have significant importance as they help drivers know which lanes they should be in. However, those painted lines cannot keep drivers from drifting into other lanes and potentially into the path of oncoming traffic. If a driver is unable to maintain the proper lane, a serious auto accident with devastating results could quickly occur.
A fatal accident recently took place in North Carolina that apparently resulted from a driver not staying in the proper lane. It was reported that a 19-year-old male was driving a work truck when the truck drifted over the center line. As a result, the work truck crashed into a pickup truck that was traveling the opposite direction. After the initial impact, the work truck spun around and was hit from behind by a third vehicle.
There were two individuals in the pickup truck, and both occupants unfortunately suffered fatal injuries as a result of the wreck. Other individuals involved in the crash suffered injuries as well, but none of those injuries were considered life threatening. The driver of the work truck is facing a misdemeanor charge of death by vehicle and other allegations.
The victims of the North Carolina auto accident were a married couple, and the family of those individuals are surely heartbroken over the loss of their loved ones. Having to make funeral arrangements for two family members could lead to an immense emotional and financial burden for their surviving relatives. Nevertheless, the immediate family may be able to seek compensation for those expenses and burdens by filing a wrongful death claim against the driver deemed at fault, if that is a course they wish to follow.
Source: abc11.com, “Charges filed in double fatal accident that killed Johnston County couple“, Heather Waliga and Angelica Alvarez, Sept. 18, 2014