A woman wanted by the North Carolina state highway patrol was arrested Sept. 16 by U.S. Marshalls in Pilot Mountain. The 27-year-old woman was wanted for felony hit and run causing serious bodily injury resulting from an accident on Aug. 28 off N.C. Highway 89 near Mt. Airy.
North Carolina readers may have heard the recent news regarding an Ohio drunk driver who posted a video online confessing that he had killed someone while driving under the influence. Over two months after the accident, the man was indicted by a grand jury on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and aggravated vehicular homicide.
Three separate dump truck accidents in North Carolina on Sept. 3 claimed three lives, according to police. In one, the truck driver ran off the road. In a second mishap, a construction worker died. In the third accident, a motorist was killed by falling debris.
On Aug. 27 at approximately 1:45 p.m., two North Carolina utility workers were struck by a Ford Explorer on U.S. 17 in Hampstead; one of them was killed. The men were employed by a Holly Springs-based company that installs fiber optic cables. They had put safety cones in the road while they tracked a cable line. The men were standing in the right turn lane prior to the fatal car accident.
North Carolina residents might be interested to hear that more charges were filed against a 32-year-old man who was driving an SUV that hit a motorcyclist. The accident occurred on Highway 17 on Barden Street on the evening of Aug. 19.
North Carolina residents might be interested to hear that AAA Carolinas has released its annual list of the most dangerous counties in North Carolina for driving. The report is broken down into three primary categories, one of which is for collisions, one for motorcycles and one for tractor-trailers.
The estate of a drunk driver killed in a fatal accident is being sued by a former North Carolina legislator who was injured in the crash. The lawsuit, which was filed on July 23, is seeking $10,000 each in punitive and compensatory damages.
A former North Carolina state legislator recently filed a lawsuit stemming from a 2011 car crash that resulted in the death of the other car's driver. The man who was killed was a friend. The two became friends after they both ran against each other for election for the same seat in the North Carolina State General Assembly. According to court documents, the suit names both the estate of the man killed and a local wine bar as defendants. The documents allege that the person who was killed drank too much at a local wine bar and that the bar continued to serve the man alcohol even after it was evident that he had become intoxicated.
A North Carolina woman was taken into police custody after causing a head-on accident. According to the report, the car accident occurred after the 25-year-old driver sideswiped an SUV before colliding head-on with another vehicle.
A North Carolina man who may have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run admitted that a damaged vehicle belonged to him but refused to answer further inquiries. According to the report, the fatal car accident resulted in the death of one 18-year-old woman and caused severe injuries to a second 18-year-old woman.