It is hard to argue that the number of fatal accidents on the roadways has been on the rise of late. However, the common wisdom in Cary, North Carolina and elsewhere, specifically that a lot of the uptick in fatalities can be attributed to distracting driving or using technology while driving, has been called in to question by more than one notable group.
A recent accident on Interstate 95, less than an hour away from Cary, North Carolina, left two aspiring musicians dead and one injured. The musicians, who were living and working in another state, were traveling from one gig to another. From all accounts, the band members who died were well-known in the world of music.
The residents of Cary, North Carolina, should take note that in 2015, for the first time since 1965, the number of fatalities on the roadways across the country rose over the number of fatalities in the previous year. Specifically, the 35,092 deaths in 2015 marked a 7.2 percent increase over the number of deaths in 2014.
A woman from the Raleigh area now faces criminal charges in connection with her role in a fatal accident that happened in the area a couple of weeks ago. The woman was also herself significantly injured as a result of the accident and had to be taken to the hospital.
No resident of the Raleigh metro area ever wants to get a call or a knock at the door in the middle of the night from the police when the news is that a loved one has died in a car accident. For one, no amount of money can ever bring a loved one back from the grave. For two, despite not wanting to even think about it at the time of loss, a person's death will inevitably have financial consequences for the grieving family.
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.
A driver has been charged with texting while driving after a serious accident in Wake County, North Carolina, left a woman dead and the woman's teenage daughter seriously injured. Additional allegations may be filed against the driver at a later time. The victims were from Wake County, which most know includes both Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina.
The loss of a loved one because of a car accident caused by a negligent driver is always hard on a North Carolina family. In particular, a victim's surviving spouse may spend a lifetime recovering from the emotional trauma of losing his or her soul mate to an accident that was preventable.
North Carolina residents are probably already well aware that distracted driving can be deadly. For example, a negligent driver could end up steering his or her vehicle either off the road or in to another car causing a fatal accident. Distracted driving accidents involving commercial vehicles can be especially disastrous, as these vehicles may transport lots of passengers at once or haul heavy cargo, meaning that the possible if a serious injury or fatality increases when one of these vehicles gets involved in an accident.
Nothing is more difficult in life than experiencing the sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one. Sadly, though, many individuals have to face this reality. At a time when they might be struggling to cope with the emotional trauma to which they have been subjected, these individuals might also be forced to deal with very real financial difficulties. Medical and funeral expenses can leave a surviving family burdened with debt, and the loss of a family's wage-earner could make it tough to pay other bills and keep food on the table.