Charges were filed on April 17 against a driver who was accused of causing a fatal car accident that left an off-duty police officer dead. The authorities stated that the man, an employee of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, was driving a state-owned vehicle at the time of the accident. He was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and driving left of center.
According to a public opinion poll, many believe that hands-free technology in vehicles is safer to use while driving than handheld cellphones. However, North Carolina resident may not know that several studies show that this is not the case.
A head-on collision on U. S. Highway 21 in State Road left the drivers of both vehicles involved in the crash dead and a passenger in one of the vehicles with critical injuries. The fatal collision happened just before noon on April 3.
An accident on Interstate 95 resulted in the injury of at least four people, including children, and the deaths of two men. Nine people were involved in the fatal accident, which occurred at about 3 a.m. on March 26 near exit 95 in Smithfield.