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September 2013 Archives

Many say cars need backup cameras

North Carolina residents may be interested in learning about an act passed by Congress in 2007, which ordered the Transportation Department to have a mandate in place by 2011 stating that back-up cameras or similar warning devices should be installed in all new light trucks and cars. However, as of 2013, there have been multiple delays and no regulations in place. In an attempt to move things along, several concerned advocates and parents sued the Obama administration in September of 2013 in the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York. Among the lead plaintiffs were two parents who accidentally backed over their children with their vehicles.

NC woman suspected of hit-and-run arrested

A woman wanted by the North Carolina state highway patrol was arrested Sept. 16 by U.S. Marshalls in Pilot Mountain. The 27-year-old woman was wanted for felony hit and run causing serious bodily injury resulting from an accident on Aug. 28 off N.C. Highway 89 near Mt. Airy.

Man facing DUI homicide charges after posting video confession

North Carolina readers may have heard the recent news regarding an Ohio drunk driver who posted a video online confessing that he had killed someone while driving under the influence. Over two months after the accident, the man was indicted by a grand jury on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and aggravated vehicular homicide.

Three dump truck deaths in one day in North Carolina

Three separate dump truck accidents in North Carolina on Sept. 3 claimed three lives, according to police. In one, the truck driver ran off the road. In a second mishap, a construction worker died. In the third accident, a motorist was killed by falling debris.