Only those who have suffered the tragic loss of loved one during the holidays would understand the unfathomable grief associated with such incidents. When a fatal accident in North Carolina was the cause of a family member's death, the sorrow is intensified. When the accident was caused by another motorist's negligence, feelings of anger and frustration may accompany grief.
Many North Carolina teens are excited when they pass their tests to obtain valid drivers' licenses for the first time. Getting behind the wheel of a car as a young driver is considered a milestone event and often cause for celebration among family and friends. As most motorists understand, driving a motor vehicle comes with a long list of obligations in order to act responsibly and maintain the safety of oneself and all who share the road. Whether inexperienced or a seasoned veteran, any driver who acts recklessly is a danger to others; such actions can lead to a minor or even fatal accident.
Road awareness and driver alertness are equally crucial toward maintaining a safe roadway environment for all motorists. All it takes is for one North Carolina driver to become momentarily distracted behind the wheel for tragedy to strike when a fatal car accident occurs. Sadly, this seems to be what happened in a recent collision in Gaston County on Highway 321.
One can never fathom the shock and horror of learning that a loved one has died in an automobile accident. When the tragedy that has occurred is a drunk driving accident, one's grief and sorrow may be intensified. It is understandable that a North Carolina family would desire to seek justice against a driver whose choice to get behind the wheel while intoxicated has taken the life of a loved one.
In the line of duty, North Carolina police officers sometimes find the need to pursue a vehicle in traffic. Not long after noon on a recent Tuesday, such was the case when Eden officers were called to assist the sheriff's department in pursuit of a car on Highway 14. Officers claim that, upon locating the vehicle, the driver sped from the scene and later became involved in car accident.