Two high school students were killed after the vehicle in which they were riding was hit by a vehicle that the North Carolina State Highway Patrol say crossed the center line. The accident occurred on N.C. Highway 47 at about 7:30 a.m.
The victims, a 17-year-old and 19-year-old, were pronounced dead at the accident scene. A trooper at the scene said that a 31-year-old man is facing charges for DWI, but there could be more charges added soon. The driver was allegedly under the influence of prescription medication.
The trooper said, "Currently he is only facing driving while impaired charges. Further charges are pending per consultation with the Davidson County District Attorney. We usually consult with the D.A., when fatalities are concerned, to give us time to get all the facts to present a case."
The driver facing charges was taken to Winston-Salem's Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and is said to be in good condition. The accident is still under investigation by the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
When you are seriously injured or a loved one is killed in a car accident that isn't your fault, you may not know where to turn. You may feel as though your life has been turned upside down. You can seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, final expenses, wrongful and more.
There do not need to be criminal charges filed in order for a civil lawsuit to be filed against the at-fault party. An attorney can provide you with guidance and advice on how to proceed, taking care of the legal aspects of your case and allowing you to start to recover physically and emotionally from the accident.