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Head-on auto accident in North Carolina could have been deadly

Dec 6, 2013 - Car Accidents by

Driving a car is second nature to most experienced motorists. Many decisions are made without much thought, as drivers have become accustomed to the normal operation of a vehicle. However, it only takes a split second for something to go wrong. That split second can be crucial in ensuring that no one is injured; it can even mean the difference between life and death. Recently, an auto accident in North Carolina caused several injuries that resulted in eight people needing medical attention.

The collision happened in the early evening when a car crossed the center line of the roadway and crashed into an oncoming van that was filled with passengers. All eight people who were injured were rushed to local hospitals for medical care. Officials say that two of those people had to be airlifted, as their injuries were more severe than the other six people involved.

Authorities are planning to charge the man who was operating the vehicle that caused the crash. The charge is crossing the center line. Officials haven’t said what might have caused this accident. There is no word on whether the man was under the influence of any substances, nor has any speculation been made about the possibility of distracted driving, sleep deprivation or other common causes of car accidents.

Head-on collisions in North Carolina similar to this one often have more dire outcomes. The people who were injured in this auto accident may be entitled to financial reimbursement. If any monetary damages are awarded, the victims could use them for medical expenses, lost wages or pain and suffering as a result of this crash.

Source: wral.com, Eight sent to hospital after head-on crash in Orange County :: WRAL.com, Natalie McGugan, Nov. 23, 2013