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 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.
It has become a common practice for states to create laws banning the practice of texting while driving. Most people agree that even taking one's attention from driving, even momentarily, can cause an accident resulting in serious injury or even death. Police believe that a recent accident in North Carolina that caused serious injury to a college student was the result of a distracted driver who was reading a text.