Head-on auto accident leads to injury, death in North Carolina
A head-on collision results in a grave outcome all too often. The strong force of the impact associated with this type of crash can have fatal consequences. If one person was going the wrong way when the crash happened, he or she might be held responsible for the critical injuries and/or fatalities that result from an ensuing auto accident in North Carolina. Two people recently were affected by a wrong way collision on Interstate 40 in Greensboro.
The accident happened on Interstate 40 when a chase resulted in a wrong-way collision. A 46-year-old man went for about a mile and a half the wrong way before striking a 22-year-old man’s car. The older man was driving at about 80 mph or more at the time of the crash.
The man whose car was hit died as a result of the head-on accident. Meanwhile, the man who reportedly was headed the wrong way suffered injuries in the crash. He was listed in serious condition. Authorities continued to investigate the collision.
The loved ones of the fatal victim in the wrong-way crash may seek to hold the other driver financially accountable for the death resulting from the crash. They may do this by filing a wrongful death claim against him. Under North Carolina law, a family that loses a loved one in a fatal wreck certainly reserves the right to seek financial damages to cover funeral costs and other losses tied to a tragic auto accident caused by the negligent or reckless conduct of another party. Competent proof of negligence must be presented before a North Carolina civil court in order to establish financial liability for the crash.
Source: wxii12.com, “1 dead, 1 injured after chase, wrong-way crash on I-40 in Greensboro“, , April 4, 2014