Police in North Carolina say that a driver they were seeking in connection with a serious traffic accident turned himself in on Nov. 17. The Nov. 8 crash left a 52-year-old motorcycle rider with critical injuries. The man is said to have told police that he fled the scene because his child was with him at the time. The motorcycle accident took place on Weddington Road in Concord at approximately 11:45 a.m.
The incidents of death and injury resulting from distracted driving have reached substantial levels in the United States. The recent increase in popularity of cellphones and other mobile devices has allegedly been responsible for a marked increase in loss of life and accident injuries. The Federal Communications Commission has created the FCC Distracted Driving Information Clearinghouse for sharing and collecting information for the purpose of advancing technology to help reduce the problem.
An Oct. 30 traffic accident involving a semi-truck and five passenger vehicles inflicted immense damage, killing three individuals and injuring eight others. According to law enforcement officials, the multi-vehicle collision happened in a construction zone on the northbound lanes of U.S 52 near the Westinghouse Road exit.
At 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 29, officials responded to an accident where a westbound truck driver on New Bern Avenue ran a red light and struck an eastbound car in Raleigh. The driver of the truck then allegedly fled the scene.