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October 2013 Archives

Car sharing comes with liability

North Carolina car owners should be aware that sharing their cars with strangers comes with an unseen liability. When the renters of their vehicles get into car accidents, the question of who is liable for the damages may come up. If the drivers don't have enough insurance to adequately cover the cost of any restitution awarded, then the owners of the vehicles could find themselves paying out of their own pockets to make up for the rest.

Car accidents can impact pregnant women, fetuses

Car accidents are not good for anyone's health, but moms-to-be who are injured in car crashes may be putting their pregnancy and their baby at risk. A study of nearly 900,000 North Carolina pregnancies from 2001 to 2008 was just published in the "American Journal of Preventive Medicine." The study has found a correlation between car accidents and pregnancy complications.

North Carolina Court of Appeals upholds felony conviction

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has decided that a convicted felon will remain behind bars for killing two cyclists. The fatal accident occurred in 2011 when the driver of the car hit a man and his son as they were riding their bikes. The prosecution showed that he was under the influence of bath salts and alcohol at the time of the incident.

North Carolina car crash kills man and injures football player

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol state troopers, a Sept. 21 car crash killed one man and injured another. Both men were passengers in a Dodge Durango being driven by a third man. Police say that the driver was attempting to make a left turn and lost control of the vehicle and slid across the road and hit an electrical pole. The pole was cut in half, and live power lines fell on top of the vehicle. One passenger was pronounced dead at the car accident scene.