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16-year-old charged in car accident

A 16-year-old in Huntersville is facing charges after a serious accident killed one woman and injured several other people. Two dogs were reportedly also injured in the car accident. The minor is due in a North Carolina court on Jan. 28 to face charges, including involuntary manslaughter. Due to his young age and the seriousness of the accusations, special attention to his criminal defense will be necessary. 

Details about the accident are still scarce, but it has been confirmed the crash took place on Dec. 30 on a local road. Apparently, for reasons unknown, the vehicle driven by the 16-year-old crashed head-on into an SUV headed the other direction. Photos from the accident site show the passenger car he was driving totaled by the force of the impact. Both he and a 16-year-old passenger were injured in the crash and were taken to a local hospital. 

Car accident in North Carolina send 2 to hospital

A single-car crash on the afternoon of Jan. 3 has left two people in the hospital, according to state authorities. North Carolina Highway Patrol has confirmed the car accident that injured two people, one seriously. So far, they have not chosen to file charges against the driver involved, as their investigation is still underway at this time.

According to the police report, the vehicle carrying a male driver and a female passenger (both unidentified) was headed north on Interstate 85 when their vehicle abruptly left the road, crashing into a wooded area. AirCare was dispatched to collect the injured victims, and emergency crews worked to close the highway to facilitate the landing. The female passenger was transported with non life-threatening injuries to a local medical facility.

Drunk driver charged in accident in North Carolina

A 57-year-old man is facing charges after the tragic injury of two children and two adults in a Gastonia crash. North Carolina police say the man is believed to have been intoxicated behind the wheel when the car accident occurred. The alleged drunk driver is facing charges, and the injured parties are currently recovering in hospital. 

According to the accident report, the crash happened just before 7 a.m. on the morning of Dec. 20. A vehicle carrying two children, aged 11 and 7, was stopped at a stop light when it was rear-ended by a pickup truck operated by now-accused driver. The force of the impact slammed the struck vehicle into a third vehicle in front of it. The driver managed to escape the vehicle, but the children remained stuck in the back seat. 

2 dead in North Carolina car accident

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Camden County, according to law enforcement authorities. The North Carolina Highway Patrol has confirmed the car accident took place around 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 23 on U.S. 17 in the South Mills area. One of the drivers was among the fatalities, and no charges have been filed against the other driver at this time. 

According to the State Highway Patrol report, a 70-year-old woman from Chesapeake was attempting to navigate a turn onto U.S. 17 South when her vehicle struck another southbound car. The force of the impact damaged both vehicles and killed the 70-year-old driver as well as a 46-year-old female passenger. Two other people, another 46-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl, were both injured in the crash, but were expected to recover. 

Staying safe on the roadways

Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death in the United States. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), in 2017, 40,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents and thousands more were injured.

Driving safely should be a concern for all of us and it’s crucial to practice the rules of road safety every time you get behind the wheel. These accidents are largely preventable when drivers avoid risky driving behavior.

Car accident in North Carolina leads to 1 death

A three-car accident in Rowan County sent six people to the hospital and one to the morgue, according to local officials. North Carolina authorities say the car accident, which took place on Interstate 85 on the afternoon of Nov. 24, claimed one life and seriously injured one other person. So far, no charges have been announced against anyone involved.

According to the accident report, a vehicle driven by an unknown person was experiencing tire troubles, so the driver pulled to the side of the southbound lanes of I-85. A second vehicle, transporting several individuals, stopped to render aid. As the driver of the disabled vehicle exited his SUV to retrieve tools, a third SUV ran off the road, striking and killing the driver before striking the vehicle that stopped to help.

Tractor-trailer accident in North Carolina kills 1

A man in Whitsett tragically lost his life the night of Nov. 8, according to state police. Investigators in North Carolina have confirmed the tractor-trailer accident killed an unidentified driver and injured several other people. Police say they have not discounted any possible contributing factors to the accident at this time.

According to the accident report, a 24-year-old woman apparently made an unsafe lane change while headed eastbound on Interstate 40, which took her vehicle into the path of a tractor trailer. Her vehicle continued off the road, colliding with a parked work van. She suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.

1 teen dead, 1 injured in North Carolina car accident

A 16-year-old boy was killed in a tragic single-car accident near Johnston County, according to local sources.  The North Carolina resident was driving, and authorities have attributed the car accident to driver error. A passenger in his vehicle was also injured, but no charges are expected to be filed as the driver lost his life.

According to the limited information provided by the report, around 7:15 a.m. the morning of Oct. 4 the 16-year-old was driving on County Line Road when his vehicle, for reasons currently unknown, left the road on the right. The driver overcorrected, attempting to return to the road, causing his vehicle to leave the road on the left before striking a tree. The force of the impact overturned the vehicle.

Special school bus safety operation happening in North Carolina

All kids deserve a safe trip to and from school. Unfortunately, it appears that it is not that uncommon for North Carolina drivers to engage in actions that could endanger students. One such type of conduct is not obeying the restrictions on passing stopped school buses. According to an estimate from last year, each day 3,100 cars do such illegal passing here in North Carolina.

Such behavior by drivers could result in students getting hit while walking to or from a school bus. The injuries from such accidents could have impacts for a child for a very long time, possibly even for the rest of his or her life.

How insurance companies may devalue your personal injury claim

You were involved in a serious car accident in North Carolina that significantly damaged your vehicle and left you with expensive medical needs. You know that you did not cause the accident, and you need access to compensation quickly to avoid insurmountable property damage costs and medical debt.

When filing a claim with an insurance company, a claims adjuster will review your request for compensation through insurance by reviewing all aspects of the accident and your injuries. Unfortunately, during this process, many insurance claims adjusters try diligently to offer you an inadequate amount for your damages and injuries. They use multiple tactics to force you to accept a compensation amount, and you may be left with less reimbursement than you require to recover.

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