Skull fractures can take a variety of forms. Some heal on their own, while others require surgery, especially when accompanied by brain injury. Auto accidents are a common cause of skull fractures in North Carolina and across the U.S. due to the impact of the forces inflicted on passengers.
A 51-year-old woman was killed in a two-car accident that occurred in North Carolina on Dec. 4. The crash happened shortly before 7 p.m., on the southbound side of U.S. Highway 52 nearby Deer Haven Drive. According to local reports, there were six people involved in the accident.
A five-car accident in North Carolina has killed a 44-year-old man and a 73-year-old woman. The crash occurred on Nov. 29 when the 44-year-old man's SUV veered into oncoming traffic and struck four other vehicles. Police have indicated that speed was a factor in the crash that also injured two other drivers.
The highways of North Carolina may grow safer in the near future as modern collision avoidance technologies are developed and deployed on motor vehicles. Some experts on the subject have stated a preference for a legislative mandate requiring the installation and use of some of these new technologies, and they point to accident statistics for support.
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.
According to members of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a two-vehicle collision claimed the life of a 62-year-old Lumberton woman on Oct. 23 around 3:40 p.m. The accident occurred when the woman was reportedly struck head-on by a car driving in the opposite direction.
Drinking and driving should be a major concern for the people of North Carolina. The consequences of drunk driving are life-changing and expensive due to arrests, injuries, property damage and occasionally, loss of life.
An Oct. 1 auto accident near Skinner's Bypass in Lenoir County killed an octogenarian couple and hospitalized two other people, according the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The accident happened when the couple's vehicle, a Honda, was attempting to pull out of the parking lot of a business located next to the highway and collided with a black Dodge pickup truck.
On Sept. 14 at around 1:35 a.m., a 17-year-old driving a pickup truck hit a ditch on Highway 130 in Supply. Three teens were riding in the bed of the truck, and the driver had four other teens inside of the vehicle with him. According to reports, officials transported the driver and all passengers to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
An accident involving three vehicles left three individuals injured in Onslow County by the Sneads Ferry Bridge on Sept. 12. One of the vehicles reportedly went up in flames, and the driver was pulled to safety. The accident caused a closure of the bridge for about two hours as emergency responders worked at the scene.