If you drive about 90 miles northeast of Raleigh, you’ll come to Gaston. The small town was the site of a recent interstate highway crash that took the life of a 59-year-old man.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means turkey, stuffing, cranberries and family are just around the corner as well. Many Raleigh residents drive across town or to other North Carolina cities to get together with friends and loved ones.
Approximately 21 million Americans have a fear of flying, the National Institute of Mental Health estimates, with another 1.8 million suffering from agoraphobia or a fear of places from which escape might be difficult. In reality, flying is a very safe way to travel long distances and few people die trapped in an elevator or similarly enclosed spaces.
If you stand on a Raleigh street corner and watch drivers go by, you will see it over and over: people behind the wheel looking at phones, talking on phones and pressing buttons on phones – all done at the expense of watching other vehicles, traffic signals and pedestrians.
The white stone and green roof of the First Baptist Church sits at the corner of North Salisbury Street and West Edenton in downtown Raleigh. The intersection was the site of a serious, multiple-vehicle collision that resulted in injuries to pedestrians and others this past Sunday night, news sources report.
Summer is coming to its annual hot close, which means it’s time for Raleigh students to get ready to return to school. It also means drivers should redouble efforts to pay attention to streets, sidewalks, crosswalks and traffic to help eliminate child pedestrian accidents and serious injuries.
Regular readers of our Raleigh personal injury law blog know that we have repeatedly written about the dangers of distracted driving and fatigued driving. Perhaps no form of behind-the-wheel recklessness and carelessness is greater than drunk driving, however.
Some of the bravest, most selfless people are volunteer firefighters. They put their lives on the line to protect citizens and property from destructive and deadly flames.
If you drive a little more than an hour south of Raleigh, you will arrive in Cumberland County’s Fayetteville. A 34-year-old resident of the city was recently charged with driving while intoxicated in a crash that killed a 10-year-old girl.
It is that time of the year again: temperatures are up, schoolkids are out (and so is the sun), and people are coming and going from Raleigh for summertime adventures. It is also normal at this time of the year to see road construction both in the city and on highways that lead to us.