North Carolina car accidents: 1 dead, 2 injured
Families are grief-stricken when a loved one is tragically killed in a car accident. It now appears that drivers lack consideration for the rules of the road more than ever before. A recent tragedy in North Carolina is a harsh reminder of why it is never acceptable to disobey laws set for safety purposes. A woman has been killed — adding to the epidemic of fatal car accidents.
The accident occurred on a North Carolina highway when a woman, who was driving east, attempted to turn left into a park. A male driver came from the westbound direction and hit her before she could complete her turn. As a result of the impact of the accident, both of the cars crashed into a utility pole.
The westbound driver had a passenger with him, who was reported dead on the scene. The drivers of both vehicles required immediate medical treatment. It was reported that the woman driving east had several fractures as a result of the accident.
According to a statement by officials, witnesses said that the westbound driver was, in fact, speeding at the time of the accident. Police officials claim that there are criminal charges pending further investigation. It is unclear what the charges will be if the driver is found to have been negligent.
One North Carolina family will forever mourn the young girl whose life was lost, while the other victim’s family will hope for a quick recovery. However, these families have options to consider, resulting from involvement in car accidents like this one. Both families may have the right to file a claim against the at-fault driver for financial restitution. Should litigation in their claims be successful, both families could have their sudden financial burdens lifted.
Source: davidsonnews.net, Wreck kills Mt. Holly woman on NC 73 near Blythe Landing, No Author, Oct. 29, 2013