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Fatal crash in North Carolina involves suspected impaired driver


North Carolina residents are likely aware of the deadly combination that occurs when driving, alcohol and drugs are mixed. However, some may be left wondering just what can be done when a loved one is involved in a crash where a drunk or impaired driver is at fault. There are a number of paths that victims can take to pursue compensation and receive some remedy for the tragedies that have been inflicted on them.

Holiday traffic ends in ten fatalities in North Carolina

It is tragic that due to the increase in traffic over the holiday season, the number of car accidents and fatalities also increases. Weather may play a role in many of these accidents since Thanksgiving often marks the beginning of winter weather like snow, ice, and sleet. In many other accidents, however, driver error or negligence is often the cause. Drivers fall asleep at the wheel during long trips, drivers are distracted by passengers, and drivers engage in dangerous and risky behaviors like speeding or drunk driving. While many of these accidents are relatively minor, fatal accidents are not uncommon.

Truck driver sentenced in fatal North Carolina accident

Over two years ago the families of three individuals killed in a crash on Interstate 40 in North Carolina received the worst news possible. Their loved ones died after the vehicles in which they occupied were involved in a fatal accident that was started when a tractor-trailer struck a car. The man who was behind the wheel of the truck responsible for the incident was recently sentenced for his role. The prison sentence he received is for more than 11 years.

Head-on collision in Raleigh claims lives of both involved

Motor vehicles are a part of the lives of many who reside in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Because there are so many automobiles on the road each day, each time a driver gets behind the wheel of a car to go somewhere it is possible that they will be involved in a motor vehicle accident. In some cases these crashes result in serious injuries, maybe even death.

Fatal car accident in Raleigh prompts criminal charges

Earlier this month a young woman who was helping a friend was killed when a vehicle struck both her and her friend as they worked to fill the friend's vehicle with gas from a can she brought to the Raleigh area scene. The incident occurred in the evening on Interstate 540.

Bus transporting North Carolina seniors involved in fatal crash

This past week it is likely that some residents of North Carolina were stunned and saddened to learn of the crash of a bus in another state. The bus accident resulted in the death of at least six people from North Carolina. The occupants of the bus were seniors who were a part of a church group that had visited the neighboring state.

Two cyclists killed in North Carolina area hit-and-run crash

There are a variety of reasons why someone living in the Raleigh area might walk or use a bicycle to get from one place to another. Some chose one of these modes of transportation because it is a good way to get exercise. Others end up walking or biking because they do not have a car. Whatever the reason, no one who sets out on such an excursion expects that they won’t make it because of the actions of someone driving a car.

Driver of car that hit motorcycle faces criminal charges

Many car accidents that occur on Virginia roads do not result in serious injuries. When an accident is bad however, it could lead to permanent debilitating injuries. These crashes, which can occur in a split second, can change the lives of those involved forever, even in some cases ending a life altogether. This very thing happened last month in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Teen driving deaths in North Carolina drop

For many people in the state of North Carolina operating a motor vehicle is the most risky activity they undertake each day. Because cars are so vital to the lives of most many likely do not think about it in that context. The reality however is that serious, even fatal, car accidents are a possibility each and every time someone gets into a car.

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