The North Carolina Highway Patrol has confirmed the death of a 50-year-old woman in a collision between a car and a moped on Dec. 4. The deceased woman was the passenger on a moped driven by her 62-year-old companion. He suffered serious injuries in the crash and has been transferred to a Charlotte hospital for treatment.
Young adults in North Carolina who may be at risk of stroke may face medical complications if emergency room doctors fail to diagnose. Stroke is relatively rare for young adults, and doctors may diagnose symptoms as signs of vertigo, intoxication, migraine or other less serious issues. These symptoms may lead to a hospital discharge when it is not warranted and could result in worsening of symptoms, possibly resulting in permanent damage.
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.
Believing that a lump or abnormality could be cancerous can be incredibly scary for many North Carolina residents. Before a doctor can start treatment, however, the abnormality must be diagnosed as being cancer.
When a civil suit alleges medical malpractice in North Carolina, a health care provider is liable for damages when evidence shows that the defendant did not act in accordance with the standards of practice that others in the same profession would use. Patients may claim negligence occurred due to an informed consent error.
A man whom police believed was involved in a Nov. 8 accident in North Carolina turned himself in to Concord police on Nov. 17. The man admitted to officers that he left the scene of the crash, which sent a Raleigh man to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries.
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.
A North Carolina woman is dead after a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Oct. 23 around 3:40 p.m. The 62-year-old woman was reportedly traveling west on N.C. 72 when her vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle being driven by a 25-year-old man.
Across the U.S., 93,000 motorcyclists suffered injuries and 4,957 motorcyclists died in traffic collisions in 2012, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The number of injuries was 15 percent higher than in 2011, and the death toll was 7 percent higher. In North Carolina alone, 198 motorcyclists died in 2012.
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.