Drinking and driving is a dangerous combination, especially when accidents result in serious or fatal injuries to other drivers. Such was the case on Nov. 4, 2012, when a 54-year-old pickup truck driver was operating her vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of .10 percent, .02 percent above the legal limit in North Carolina. When the intoxicated driver approached a red stoplight at a Wilmington intersection, she proceeded to go through and strike another vehicle.
A viral video that humorously depicts the dangers of road rage has been making the rounds of the Internet since it was posted on March 26. Fortunately, nobody was hurt in this car accident, but most people in Raleigh know that driving too aggressively to “get back” at another driver is reckless, and can cause serious injury.
Most times we drive on the highway, the trip is uneventful and we get to our destination safely. This is not an excuse not to be alert while driving. Safe drivers know to expect the unexpected on North Carolina's highways.
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.
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