On Nov. 29, a five-car crash in North Carolina resulted in the death of two people. The fatal collision took place in High Point at around 9:10 a.m. Shortly before the crash happened, multiple witnesses dialed 911 to report that they had seen a white SUV traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Wendover Avenue near Penny Road.
In North Carolina and across the nation, drunk driving leads to car accidents, injuries and death. Drinking alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car has been shown to make accidents more likely.
Rollover accidents are among the most deadly type of car accidents that can happen in North Carolina. Although rollovers only take place in approximately 3 percent of serious crashes, 30 percent of people who are killed in a passenger vehicle crash were involved in a rollover.
If someone becomes involved in a car accident in North Carolina, there are certain steps that must be taken. All individuals involved in a crash have legal responsibilities and rights, regardless of whether or not they caused the incident.
Law enforcement authorities reported that three people, including a 10-year-old boy, were killed, and eight others injured in a crash on U.S. 52 North on Oct. 30. The accident reportedly occurred around 2:30 p.m. near the Westinghouse Road exit in a construction zone in Rural Hall.
A hit-and-run car accident that occurred in North Carolina on Nov. 1 left two people dead. The incident reportedly took place when the hit-and-run driver failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of New Bern Avenue and Trawick Road in Raleigh at approximately 12:30 a.m.
North Carolina Highway officials report that a two-vehicle crash in Hendersonville County during the morning hours of Oct. 13 left two individuals dead. Police said that they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the auto wreck.
A head-on collision between two vehicles occurred north of Sanford along the concurrent route of N.C. Highway 87/U.S. Highway 15-501 on Oct. 7. One man was hospitalized with minor injuries.
An accident involving three vehicles resulted in several injuries and the death of a 15-year-old North Carolina high school student. The incident happened shortly before 7 a.m. when a green Saab sedan carrying four students allegedly failed to yield to traffic while making a left turn and hit a Honda driven by a student on her way to Wake Forest High School. A third vehicle was also involved in the crash.
On Sept. 6 around 9 p.m., a 51-year-old man driving an SUV reportedly hit a pickup truck. According to police, the SUV driver was headed eastbound near Beaufort when it crossed the centerline.