Most adults have fond memories of their teen years, forging friendships, finding young love and beginning to understand the directions they wanted to take in life. Unfortunately, many teen dreams come to sudden ends in motor vehicle crashes.
Regular readers of our Raleigh Personal Injury Law Blog know that we recently published a post about a series of crashes and tragedies on Interstate 485 in Charlotte. Five people were killed in the crashes, including two girls, just 12 and 7 years old. The girls' mom and dad also died.
A recently released report indicates that North Carolina's legal limit for alcohol might be too high. The study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that drivers with blood-alcohol concentrations (BAC) below the legal limit of .08 percent still account for 15 percent of all alcohol-related motor vehicle crash fatalities in the U.S.
Could it be that an issue that unites Democrats and Republicans has emerged from the chaos of today’s politics? Raleigh’s WNCN reports that Hands Free NC is “drawing support from both sides of the aisle.”
If you drive southwest of Raleigh for about 140 miles, you will come to Concord, North Carolina. The city of about 80,00 residents was the recent site of a fatal motor vehicle crash that has left the community reeling.
It really doesn’t matter if you are trained to drive safely and help make our streets, roads and highways safer. No matter who you are and regardless of what you do to earn a living, distracted driving causes motor vehicle crashes that can involve serious injuries and deaths.
If you drive due west of Raleigh for about 70 miles, you’ll find yourself in Randolph County. The good news there is that no one was injured in a car crash on a recent weekday. More good news: there was no kidnapping either, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said.
It was just about the worst Christmas gift a person could receive. Back in 2014, a North Carolina state trooper was seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 40 caused by a bus driver. The wreck happened on Christmas Eve while the trooper was investigating a deadly Alamance County motor vehicle accident.
The laws of physics come into clear view when a car weighing several tons of metal, rubber and glass strikes a human made of flesh and blood. We see far too many pedestrian accidents in Raleigh, including a recent fatal one involving a 21-year-old woman.
At the start of a new year, it is often a good idea to look back at what went right and wrong over the past 12 months and at the same time look ahead to anticipate problems and work on solutions. One area in which Raleigh residents and people across the state have plenty of room for improvement is in traffic safety.