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Fatal auto accident leaves many open questions

Apr 11, 2013 - Car Accidents by

In the aftermath of a serious car crash, North Carolina investigators begin attempting to piece together the series of events that led to the incident. This process begins as soon as emergency responders arrive at the scene, and can continue for many months after the auto accident. The period of waiting can be difficult for the survivors of a crash, as well as for friends and family left behind in the wake of a fatal auto accident.

Such is the case with a recent car crash that claimed the life of one woman and left two other individuals injured. Upon early investigation, police believe that a 35-year-old woman was driving a Honda Accord on Highway 73 in Huntersville when she allowed her vehicle to cross the center line. At that point, the driver of a pickup truck heading in the opposite direction attempted to brake and maneuver off the road to avoid a collision.

The two vehicles collided head-on, leaving the driver of the Accord fatally injured. A five-month-old baby in her vehicle survived the crash, but was rushed to the hospital for treatment of injuries described as minor. The driver of the pickup truck was also injured in the crash, and received emergency medical treatment. There is no update on the condition of either survivor as of the time of this report.

As North Carolina investigators work to determine the cause of this terrible accident, the family of the deceased driver will begin the grieving process. In addition, the other driver will begin the recovery process associated with her injuries. Should it be determined that the driver of the Accord caused this auto accident, the surviving victim could decide to pursue her estate for damages. Doing so could assist her in addressing the financial ramifications of this auto accident.

Source: CharlotteObserver.com, “Huntersville wreck leaves 1 dead, 2 hospitalized,” April Bethea, April 9, 2013