Data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that at least 90 people die in car crashes here in the U.S. daily. These fatal crashes don't always involve multiple motorists. It's sadly quite common for drivers to perish in single automobile accidents as well. While many motorists perish instantly as a result of their involvement in these crashes, others do in the hours and days following their collisions. There are trends as it relates to when and why fatal accidents occur.
Teenage drivers in the Cary area and across the United States often have a reputation for bad driving. Teenage brains are not fully developed until they are in their 20s, which can result in teens making bad decisions. A tragic fatal accident recently occurred in Cary caused by a teen driver.
The importance of driving safely at all times is a value that is emulated by most Cary area drivers. Drivers understand that engaging in reckless activities can cause significant injuries or even death. An accident that occurred in the Cary area recently has resulted in the driver being charged for the death of another driver.
A 55-year-old woman who was struggling for life out of grave injuries she suffered after a driver struck her in a busy Charlotte road died last week at a local medical center. After the death of the victim, law enforcement officials charged the driver with a new charge involuntary manslaughter.
A man was killed near Raleigh recently when he was struck by another vehicle after he stepped out of his pickup truck. According to police, the man and his son were driving on North Carolina Highway 540 when the trailer they were pulling came unhitched. The man got out of the truck to reattach the trailer when he was struck by another vehicle on the roadway.
Many people in the Cary area walk to their destination. Pedestrians are everywhere, whether they're going to church, to school, their jobs, a store, or just enjoying a leisurely stroll. Most of the time pedestrians are able to safely share the road with other drivers. But occasionally a serious fatal accident occurs where a pedestrian is killed.
No one expects they will be in a car accident in the Cary area. Unfortunately, many are affected by a car accident that is caused by another person's negligence. There are many ways for a driver to be negligent, including drinking and driving, texting and using a cell phone while driving and driving the wrong way on a road. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is testing out new technology to help prevent accidents.
There are many people in the Cary area who enjoy riding their bicycles. Whether for pleasure, exercise or to just get around, bike riding is a popular activity. Most of the time bicyclists are able to safely share the road with cars and trucks, but occasionally an accident occurs. A fatal accident recently occurred in Fayetteville that affected a cyclist.
Accidents happen every day in the Cary area. Most car accidents are minor and do not involve serious injuries. But, occasionally a serious accident occurs that leads to a loved one's death. These situations cannot be anticipated and therefore bring heartache and pain to the deceased's family. If the accident was caused by another person's negligence, the deceased's family may have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Most Cary area residents are careful drivers. Everyone knows how important it is to remain focused on the road and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, serious and fatal car accidents happen when drivers make mistakes. Serious car accidents can cause heartbreak in families, along with unexpected financial distress.