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Fayetteville Street Racing Leads to Death of Two Soldiers

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What Happened

Police have charged a driver responsible for the death of two Fort Bragg Soldiers on March 14, 2013. The accident occurred at Cimarron Drive on Yadkin Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina (NC). The driver of a Pontiac G6 was racing a Pontiac GTO when the driver of the GTO lost control and collided with a Volkswagen. The driver of the GTO was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he died of his injuries. The second victim was a passenger in the GTO and was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver and passenger in the Volkswagen suffered unspecified injuries and were taken by ambulance to the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. The 21-year-old driver of the G6 will be charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

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The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

The unnecessary loss of life brought on by this accident is heartbreaking. Street racing is regrettably an all too common occurrence among young drivers. Younger drivers don’t see the inherent risk, or countless variables that can cause an accident. It only takes a split second for something to go wrong but the results can last a lifetime. When coping with a wrongful death you are not only subjected to emotional loss but monetary losses as well. Monetary losses can include funeral expenses, medical costs, the loss of income, the loss of companionship and care. Filing a wrongful death claim with a North Carolina (NC) wrongful death attorney can help alleviate many of the burdens brought on by a loved ones death. A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that allows a family to pursue compensation from an at-fault driver for their loss. However, not every death can be considered a wrongful death. A wrongful death is when another person’s negligence or wrongdoing resulted in the death of someone else. If you believe you are a victim of a wrongful death do not hesitate to contact an experienced North Carolina (NC) wrongful death attorney for a confidential analysis of your legal rights. We have successfully represented many victims of wrongful death; below you can check out a few our case results:

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Richard N. Shapiro
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