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Five lives lost in North Carolina car accident

Five people died and several others suffered significant injuries in a recent accident in Fayetteville, a town about an hour away from Cary, North Carolina. Most of the victims were younger, and one was a mom of several children.

Police made it clear that they are still investigating the cause of this fatal car accident, describing it as a complicated matter. Detectives are working to gather additional information about what happened. Preliminary statements from law enforcement suggest that at least one of the three vehicles that collided was driving very fast. Police have also mentioned that those involved may have had a quarrel with each other before the accident or that a motorcycle may have even been involved.

Aside from the deaths, at least one person is listed in serious condition. Some senior police officers have described the incident as the worst automobile accident that they have ever seen. Several residents in the community described the accident in the same way, although they also noted that motorists on the road where the accident took place frequently disregarded the speed limit.

It is tragic enough that an accident of this magnitude took place so close to Cary. What is even more tragic is that, although an investigation is ongoing, there is evidence that the lives of five young people were cut short by the negligence of another or, possibly, even reckless driving. Although no amount of money will bring these people back, the families of the victims may be able to pursue compensation through a wrongful death cause of action.

Source: ABC 11, "Fayetteville crash victim speaks to ABC 11," June 30, 2016.

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