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Driver charged in elementary school bus accident

No parent wants to think that a child on a school bus is in more danger than any other vehicle on the road. Usually they are just as safe as if they were being driven to school by a parent. One recent accident involving a school bus 50 miles east of Durham, however, probably has some parents thinking about other ways to get their kids to school.

The bus with eight students was on a rural road headed for Nashville Elementary School around 7:30 a.m. when the driver lost control of his vehicle. None of the students in the overturned bus suffered serious injuries.

Motorcyclist seriously injured after crash in North Carolina

A motorcycle ride through the beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina landscape can be thrilling, but it also can provide a significant amount of risk to a rider's safety. A motorcycle rider is not protected from the force of impact in the event of an accident, unlike a car, which absorbs most of the force of impact.

In a recent motorcycle accident on a wet North Carolina highway, a man suffered severe injuries after his vehicle crashed during a rain storm. According to witness accounts, the vehicle flipped over after the crash. The identity of the driver was not released and the extent of his injuries in unknown. State police said that wet road conditions contributed to the cause of the accident.

Rural car accident kills one and injures two west of Durham

One North Carolina woman died and two motorists were left injured following an early morning car accident in Archdale, some 60 miles west of Durham. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a 59-year-old woman was traveling south on U.S. Highway 311 around 6:50 a.m. when she crossed the center line and went into the path of a truck heading north. A head-on collision with the truck forced the woman's car back across the center line and into the path of a minivan heading the same direction. After hitting the minivan, the woman's car ran into a ditch.

First responders reported that the car driver was alive when they arrived; she later died at the scene. The minivan driver and the truck driver both sustained minor injuries.

North Carolina woman arrested after drunken driving charges

Life is unpredictable. You never know when tragedy may strike in the form of an accident, causing injury, pain and suffering, perhaps caused by the negligence of a drunk driver. In a recent incident, a North Carolina woman was arrested and charged with drunken driving after a car accident. According to reports, police were called to a supermarket parking lot, where a woman, visibly intoxicated, was found in a car with massive body damage and no tire on the front driver's side.

New electronic device may reduce commercial vehicle accidents

Unfortunately, commercial vehicle accidents are quite common on North Carolina's roads. It seems like newspapers are often flooded with reports of a commercial vehicle accident. Help may be on the way, though. According to a recent proposal by the U.S. government, commercial vehicles, such as trucks and buses, would have to be equipped with electronic devices that record the operational time of the vehicles. It is hoped the new regulation, if implemented, would reduce the number of wrecks by keeping tired drivers off the road. Drivers of these vehicles would no longer be able to lie, as the device would show the actual length of time the vehicle was in operation.

Drivers who get tired and fatigued behind the wheel often lose the concentration that is so pivotal when operating these large vehicles. This fatigue often leads to crashes that can leave victims irreparably harmed. Hopefully, though, this new device will be implemented and reduce the number of accidents, injuries and deaths.

New technology may help eliminate texting while driving

It is no surprise that distracted driving can lead to considerable property damage and motorists injuries and deaths. Although it is no surprise, unfortunately a car accident can happen anywhere and to anyone.

Negligence is often the direct cause of an accident. One form way drivers are negligent is by texting while driving. Even though many states, including North Carolina, have made texting while driving illegal, the problem persists.

North Carolina 18-wheeler involved in fatal crash

Although most people know intellectually that death is imminent, few think about this most of the time, which can make an actual fatal accident shocking and disturbing when it does occur.

Recently, two people were killed in a wreck that involved an 18-wheeler licensed to a trucking company based in North Carolina. Swing Transport Inc. of Salisbury has sent adjusters to the scene to work with local traffic accident investigators. The accident occurred in Alabama.

Reckless driver charged with claiming two lives in North Carolina

When auto accidents happen, they often happen suddenly. In the blink of an eye, a life can be lost, and, for the victim's family, their whole world is turned upside down. Sometimes, the cause is only a simple mistake, but sometimes it is pure recklessness and negligence.

A recent car accident in Raleigh, North Carolina, southeast of Cary, took the lives of two innocent people. A 21-year-old Kure Beach driver allegedly drove into a group of vehicles stopped because of a previous accident, causing the deaths of two men. After the accident, he drove away from the scene and ran into the woods. Raleigh police found his damaged and abandoned car near the accident scene and soon apprehended him.

Passenger dies in North Carolina head-on collision

Almost no one is ever prepared to deal with the tragedy of losing a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle accident. Only those who have suffered through such a hardship can know how painful it is to suddenly have a family member ripped away. And then, to add further pain, the families of victims are oftentimes left with overwhelming financial challengers. However, when it comes to the financial challenges, there are steps families can take to help alleviate some of this burden.

A recent crash in North Carolina had a tragic outcome. While driving a Ford sedan on a road slick with snow, a motorist crossed the centerline and collided with a Chevrolet head-on. According to police troopers, a passenger in the Chevrolet passed away as a result of the accident. The driver of the Ford sedan faced misdemeanor charges, along with charges of exceeding a safe speed.

Two hospitalized after three-car crash in North Carolina

In what can seem like an instant, victims can be thrust into accidents that forever alter their lives. Sometimes accidents occur so quickly that victims are unable to process the many split-second occurrences that comprise the whole of the crash. Before they know it, long-term injuries, damages and lost wages can become harsh realities in their lives. Though nothing can undo the trauma they have endured, victims can sometimes pursue financial remedy for the monetary damage they have suffered.

Two victims suffered injuries as the result of a three-car accident in North Carolina, according to reports. A Ford Explorer was travelling west when, in what must have been a highly unexpected occurrence, a Ford Escape rear-ended the vehicle. The Explorer then flipped over and toppled down the highway. A pickup truck then slammed into the Explorer as it tumbled.

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