What Happened: One driver was killed, and the at-fault driver injured, after the latter crossed the dividing line of Route 109, according to hpe.com. The at-fault driver was travelling in the southbound lane, crossed over onto the northbound side of the highway, and subsequently struck a car, killing the driver of that car. A third vehicle then proceeded to slam into the at-fault driver’s car. The at-fault driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition; the driver of the third vehicle was charged with DWI (driving while impaired).
Here is the location of the accident:
The North Carolina Injury Lawyer’s Perspective: Any car accident that results in the death of a driver is a terrible tragedy; our NC personal injury attorneys have worked first-hand with the families of loved ones who lost their lives in car accidents, and we extend our deepest condolences to those who have suffered such a loss; it is a terrible set of circumstances with which to cope.
The exact cause of this crash remains unknown at the time of this posting. Was the at-fault driver impaired? Was he driving while distracted, perhaps texting on his mobile device? We cannot be sure at this time. We do know, however, that the family of the driver who was killed may have substantial grounds to file a wrongful-death claim against the at-fault driver.
Potentially Helpful Info: The loss of a family member or loved one due to a car accident is incredibly painful and traumatic, and it is made all the more so if the accident could have been prevented. Our NC personal injury lawyers have written a guide that will help you through the wrongful death claims process; click here to download it. The process is painful, but it is important to know where to begin.
Our NC personal injury attorneys have also written an article that gives an overview of the wrongful death claims process; you can read the article here. If you have any questions not answered by the guide or the article, you should consider speaking to a NC personal injury attorney.
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