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Woman dies after car crash in North Carolina

A 60-year-old woman died after she was involved in a car crash in Charlotte, North Carolina. Two other people were seriously injured as a result of the crash. The 60-year-old woman was a passenger in a car that was hit almost head-on by another car that reportedly crossed the center line of the road. The woman's 70-year-old husband, who was driving the car, as well as the 19-year-old driver of the other car were seriously injured.

The woman died at the scene. The drivers of both cars were transported to the Carolinas Medical Center after the fatal car accident. Police reported that the 19-year-old driver of the car that crossed the center line will be charged with misdemeanor death after she is released from the hospital.

The 70-year-old man driving the car that was struck hit could decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the other vehicle. A personal injury lawsuit might be able to help compensate him for his own injuries as well as offer him compensation for the wrongful death of his wife. His lawsuit, if filed, could allege that his wife's death as well as his injuries would not have occurred had it not been due to the negligence of the other driver who crossed over the center line and struck them.

A personal injury lawyer might be able to assist the man in preparing his claims if he decides to file a lawsuit. A personal injury lawyer might also be able to negotiate a settlement with the defendant outside the courtroom. However, if the case does go so far as to go before a judge or jury, a personal injury lawyer might be able to present evidence validating his or her client's claims.

Source: News Observer, "Police: 60-year-old woman killed in 2-car crash", Associated Press, June 19, 2013

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