A crash involving a car and truck took place in Chatham County on Oct. 7. The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident that happened north of Sanford on N.C. Highway 87/U.S. Highway 15-501.
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.
A man driving a white Dodge Caravan was arrested and charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The man's van crossed the double yellow lane divider on North Tryon Street in Charlotte crossing into the southbound path of a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle.
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.
An Aug. 12 head-on collision in North Carolina left one person dead and two others injured. The car accident occurred just before 5:20 a.m. in the 2700 block of Ellerwood Road in Lenoir. A 19-year-old man entered a curve on the road and crossed over the centerline into oncoming traffic. The man's vehicle, a 2003 Kia passenger car, collided with a 2004 GMC Envoy in the opposite lane.
It seems that no matter what safety precautions a driver takes, it is sometimes impossible to completely avoid the poor driving or negligence of others. While one can ensure that he or she is constantly vigilant and follows all safety laws, anyone can be pulled into an accident caused by someone else who is not equally as vigilant. One man claims that another driver's actions recently caused a three-car collision in North Carolina.
A head-on collision is a highly destructive type of auto accident that can quickly lead to incapacitating injuries and death. North Carolina families who lose loved ones in these types of auto wrecks usually struggle with the emotions of distress and disbelief. They may also become enraged if the accident was not the deceased victim's fault. Financial restitution from a successfully litigated lawsuit certainly cannot restore the lost life of a loved one, but it can help the surviving family members to feel as though some sense of justice was achieved.
In a twist, a North Carolina court set a new precedent for two counties by charging a passenger in a car for the effects of a tragic accident. The accident resulted in the serious injury of a young girl and her pregnant mother, as well as the death of the driver of a second car. In early May, the passenger was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Earlier this week, two sport utility vehicles were involved in a head-on collision on Bingham Drive in Fayetteville.