On March 13, 2015, North Carolina police in Durham were planning a meeting in the District Attorney's Office to decide whether to go forward with more charges against a 41-year-old Durham man responsible for a fatal car crash that killed a 53-year-old youth counselor. The drunk driver was going southbound on Fayetteville Road when he struck the counselor's car from behind, causing him to go into oncoming traffic. A local woman was also hit in the crash.
A recent North Carolina car accident resulted in two deaths and two injuries when a vehicle mysteriously careened down the wrong traffic lane into unsuspecting motorists. The 44-year-old driver of the vehicle that allegedly sped into oncoming traffic was pronounced dead at the scene of a five-car crash, authorities say.
A 52-year-old Pennsylvania man who left the scene of a Nov. 8 accident, turned himself in to authorities on Nov. 17. The accident happened at around 11:45 a.m. on Weddington Road near Rock Hill Church Road.
An early-morning car accident in Wake County left two women dead and two people with injuries on Nov. 1. The accident occurred at about 12:30 a.m. on New Bern Ave. at the intersection of Trawick Road. A 1998 Honda sedan entered the intersection to turn left on Trawick Road from the eastbound lane of New Bern Ave. At the same time, a dark-colored Chevrolet Avalanche traveling in the westbound lane of New Bern Ave. ran the red light, broadsiding the Honda on its passenger side.
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 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to an accident involving a motorcycle that killed one person on Sept. 27. The collision occurred on North Tryon Street early in the morning when a Dodge Caravan went across the double yellow divider.
A 20-year-old woman was killed in a car accident during the early morning hours of July 13 on Highway 17 about 20 miles from Wilmington. She was reportedly a passenger in a Hyundai Accent being driven by another 20-year-old woman. The vehicle went off-road and flipped over, causing the woman to be ejected from the car. She died at the scene of the accident.
A Raeford accident involving two vehicles resulted in the death of a woman, according to police. The June 16 crash also sent three other people to a hospital for treatment, reportedly.
The law can be slow to catch up to modern technology. For example, it is against the law to text and drive in North Carolina. The law was passed in 2009, and does not specifically prohibit accessing social media like Facebook or Twitter on your mobile device. However, the statute does ban any typing on a cellphone to communicate with others, so some social media activity may be covered.
Most stories that we share about car accidents in this blog involve at least one driver acting negligently. But sometimes, a collision between two cars is not an accident, but a frightening and dangerous assault. A negligent driver can cause serious injury to other people in a car accident without meaning to; a driver ramming another vehicle on purpose may be even more likely to hurt someone.