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Police make arrest in fatal North Carolina accident

Police in North Carolina have charged a 21-year-old man for his alleged role in a car accident that resulted in the death of one woman on the night of Oct. 4. The woman died of injuries she suffered in the crash after being taken to an area hospital for treatment. One other person was injured in the accident, according to reports.

The crash occurred on West Florida Street in Greensboro. The accused man approached and subsequently ran a stop sign, entering an intersection at the same time that a car carrying two people was traveling through. The man’s car struck the other vehicle, and the force of the impact caused the second car to overturn, coming to rest on its roof.

An emergency crew took the second car’s passenger, a 38-year-old woman, to Moses Cone Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The driver suffered unspecified minor injuries. Reports did not indicate whether the driver of the first vehicle was hurt.

Investigators said that they ruled out intoxication as a contributing factor in the crash. Greensboro police detained the accused man and held him in Guilford County Jail. He was charged with careless and reckless driving, failure to stop for a stop sign, misdemeanor death and failure to reduce speed. A bond judge set his bond at $13,000.

Distracted driving accidents result in thousands of fatalities each year. The difficulties of losing a loved one in a preventable car accident may be more difficult to work through because of death-related expenses. A sudden loss of income may also destabilize a household’s finances. Personal injury attorneys are sometimes able to provide assistance to families who are interested in seeking compensation from potentially negligent drivers by filing wrongful death suits.

Source: WFMYnews2.com, “Man Charged In Fatal Car Crash In Greensboro“, October 05, 2014

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