In general, most motor vehicle accidents appear to be due to preventable driving behaviors. Obviously, when individuals engage in these behaviors, the potential for a car accident increases. When actions are not taken to prevent an accident, the probability for tragedy to occur rises, which may have been the case when a North Carolina man was recently killed as he arrived home one evening.
Reportedly, the victim was driven home by a designated driver. After exiting the vehicle, the victim went to the driver side of the vehicle to thank the driver. The report claims it was then that a woman driving another vehicle crashed into the parked vehicle.
According to the report, the man was among 16 other people killed over the Memorial Day weekend, which is a slight increase over the 14 deaths in 2013. At the time of the report, the driver who crashed into the victim was not facing any charges. The crash remains under investigation by authorities.
The unfortunate reality of the roadway is that car accidents occur every day in North Carolina. The severity of the accident can have long-term, life-altering effects on the victim’s loved ones. The victim in the story died tragically after avoiding preventable driving behavior, namely driving while intoxicated, that typically results in fatal accidents. If a North Carolina family should find themselves in a similar situation as the victim’s estate, there are possible options to pursue justice, including a personal injury or wrongful death claim. The estate of a victim in such a car accident may be able to file a wrongful death claim following the conclusion of an investigation.
Source: WITN.com, “Man Killed After Getting Ride From Designated Driver in Wayne County“, , May 27, 2014