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Family involved in North Carolina auto accident loses father

Sep 3, 2013 - Car Accidents by

Every day around the country and in North Carolina families are torn apart by the devastation of motor vehicle accidents. An auto accident can leave a hole in a family that can never again be filled. One family that was recently involved in a horrific car crash lost one of its members. Now, a woman is without her husband and is left to raise their child without him.

The family was traveling in its SUV on a North Carolina road on Aug. 30. Another car was heading toward the family on the opposite side of the road. At some point, that car ended up crossing into the SUV’s lane and collided head-on with the family. The force of the impact was so hard that a portion of the engine from one of the vehicles flew through the air and smashed through a window of a home near the accident.

The toddler was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. Fortunately, his car seat did its job, and the boy is expected to be okay. His mother was injured and both of them were in the hospital at last report. The driver and passenger in the vehicle that hit the family sustained unspecified injuries and were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the auto accident. The preliminary investigation indicates that speed was a factor in the crash and officials believe that charges will be forthcoming. The wife of the victim also has the right to file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the other vehicle. No amount of money will replace the time this family has lost with their loved one, but it may help the family with the financial burden that has now been placed on them.

Source: wistv.com, Troopers: baby thrown from car, piece of engine thrown into home, No author, Aug. 31, 2013