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.
Traffic lights and speed limits are in place for several reasons. One of those reasons is to prevent serious injury or death to those who use the roadways. Drivers who choose to ignore such safety measures risk causing a collision that could jeopardize the lives of others. For example, a recent accident in North Carolina that took the life of four people was allegedly caused by a man who apparently failed to follow basic safety measures.
Anyone who has received treatment at a hospital knows how quickly medical bills can add up. Even patients who are treated in the emergency room and receive minimal care could end up with a bill totaling several hundred dollars. For people who have suffered a serious injury in a car accident, the medical bills can quickly become astronomical. Two people in North Carolina could be facing this reality as they begin to recover from the injuries they suffered in a serious motor vehicle accident.
There are many types of vehicles on the road today. They range in size from giant tractor trailers and dump trucks to tiny Mini Coopers and Smart Cars. Unfortunately, a person in a small car that collides with a vehicle that is much larger stands a chance of sustaining serious injury or being killed. While there seems to be a misconception that large vehicles cause many accidents, drivers of these vehicles are often well-trained and experienced. One such accident in North Carolina has recently resulted in a death and an arrest.
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.
For some people, the instinct to provide aid for another being that is injured is inherent. Even for those whose first instinct may not be to immediately jump to the rescue, there is a reasonable expectation for someone who causes an injury to another to provide aid. Because of this, a hit-and-run accident often causes strong feelings against those who are accused of committing such an act. An alleged hit-and-run accident in North Carolina has left one woman recovering from a serious injury.
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.
Drinking and driving is a known hazard. Unfortunately, people frequently continue to engage in such behavior which can easily lead to dangerous accidents that could result in serious injury or death. For example, police believe that a recent collision in North Carolina involving at least four different vehicles and sending at least one person to the hospital was a result of driving under the influence.
In the grand scheme of things, there is only about a foot-wide stretch of double-lined road that separates drivers from serious consequences. If one driver makes a slight overcorrection or becomes distracted for even a single moment and cross the lines, lives could be changed forever due to serious injury or even death. A similar accident in North Carolina could also result in criminal charges and a civil case against one driver.
This is the perfect time of year for motorcyclists. Summer vacation traffic has died down as schools have started, yet the weather is still warm enough for a drive. Unfortunately, due to their size, motorcyclists are sometimes easy to overlook, making them at risk for serious injury or death from drivers who are not completely vigilant. Unfortunately, the lives of a teenage driver and the family of a motorcyclist have been completely changed after a North Carolina accident resulted in death.