The police were just trying to impound a car, but they were inadvertently involved in a deadly accident here in North Carolina. The employee towing the car was working for the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office. After the crash, the North Carolina Highway Patrol was brought in to carry out an investigation.
Whether your kids are looking forward to school or dreading it, chances are you have some safety concerns about the back-to-school season. A big part of this concern centers on keeping your young children safe from pedestrian and car accidents as they travel to school and back home again.
Many North Carolina drivers are not aware of how dangerous some of their everyday driving behaviors are. They disregard personal safety, traffic laws, rules and signs to get to where they are going. As regular and widespread as this behavior is, it does increase the risk of car accidents and injuries for all motorists. Reckless driving is dangerous and preventable.
In modern American culture, it's often hard not to do anything at all. We're often pushed by deadlines, we're encouraged to be productive, and we thrive off of meeting our goals.
You know that drivers are distracted. You've seen the commercials, the billboards and the statistics. Even so, when you're hit by a distracted driver, you have a lot of questions about how to proceed.
The way people sometimes talk about teen drivers, you'd think no one else ever takes a risk behind the wheel, while teens do nothing but take risks. Do they actually deserve this reputation?
Three young people who were at a graduation party in North Carolina piled into a small Toyota Scion to head home. The driver of the Scion was a 21-year-old man, as was the passenger in the front seat. Behind them in the rear seat, without her seat belt on, was a 22-year-old woman.
Most car accidents are caused by human error, and they can therefore be avoided simply by avoiding those mistakes behind the wheel. Below are three common accident causes that fit this bill.
People sometimes assume they must be blocking out traumatic memories if they're involved in a serious accident -- like a car crash -- and they can't remember the wreck itself. They may even find that they can't remember what happened after it, even though witnesses tell them that they were awake.
A man was paralyzed in a car accident in Black Mountain. Though he was brought to Mission Hospital's Trauma Center and has been getting care in the ICU, his family has now said that they do not believe he'll ever fully recover or be able to walk again.