A wedding should be a time of celebration and camaraderie with friends and family. Even those who aren’t getting married, who are simply witnessing the nuptials, typically get swept away in the happiness and time spent with close friends. Unfortunately, a North Carolina wedding ended in tragedy whe two guests died after the festivities. The driver of the couple’s limousine could face a wrongful death lawsuit after criminal charges were filed against him.
The accident occurred in Aug. 2013. According to police reports, the vehicle the couple was traveling in struck a tree. The young couple, who had only been married for three months, lost their lives as a result. The 25-year-old female died at the scene, and her 26-year-old husband died after being transported to an area hospital.
The driver of the car, a 46-year-old man, now faces criminal charges as a result of the accident. The charges include driving while intoxicated and two felony charges related to the couple’s death. In addition to the death of the couple, family members report that the young woman was pregnant at the time of the accident.
The loss of a loved one is never an easy situation. The pain and suffering that comes with such a tragedy can drastically change the course of a person’s life. While criminal charges have been filed against the man police believe to be responsible for the accident, the family members of the deceased couple also have the option of filing a wrongful death case in a North Carolina civil court against the driver. While it likely will not ease the pain of such a devastating loss, if could help with the expense of funerals as well as other damages related to the accident.
Source: live5news.com, NC man charged in limo accident that killed newlyweds, No author, Dec. 10, 2013