Harnett County police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 38-year-old Sanford man this week after he was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash only days ago. And while police believe that alcohol may have been a factor, a lack of witnesses has left police with nothing but a lot of unanswered questions.
Drinking and driving claims dozens of lives in North Carolina every year. Just last alone the state saw 88 deaths and more than 900 injuries as a result of impaired driving. But this year, Maj. Patricia Poole from the State Highway Patrol is aiming for zero deaths and injuries as her officers, and others from across the state, prepare for this Memorial Day weekend.
When we hear about car accidents on the news or read about them on the internet most people feel safe knowing that it didn't happen in their town. Many residents in Dunn will not be able to say that anytime soon though; not after a two-car crash near their town ended in injury.
Residents across the state of North Carolina could see a significant change in speed limit signs in the upcoming months as a result of an overwhelming vote in the senate recently. The proposal was to give the state's Department of Transportation authority to raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roadways from 65 to 75. In a vote of 45 to 1, the measure passed and is now being passed on to the House.
If you've ever driven along Interstate 77 from North Carolina into the state of Virginia, you know how treacherous of a drive it can be, especially when you get near the mountains. But after a multi-vehicle crash consumed a large section of the interstate a few days ago, now the rest of the country knows just how dangerous this interstate can be.
A neighborhood in Charlotte is breathing a sigh of relief this week after a high speed chase ended in many people's front yards. Although no one in the neighborhood was injured, some people are saying that had the circumstances been any different, there could have been some serious injuries as a result.
A deadly crash in Fayetteville this month has investigators wondering if speeding and racing may have been to blame for the death of two soldiers and injuring two more people. It's a tragedy that has left a community mourning while police piece together the events leading up to the terrible crash.
In January 2007, one bad decision changed the lives of three teenagers in North Carolina forever. It was the driver, a then 18-year-old Raleigh teen, who made the decision to get behind the wheel after drinking and driving. Going over 70 mph, his car suddenly went off an embankment, killing one of his passengers, an 18-year-old man and seriously injuring the other passenger as well.
We hear about them just about every night on the evening news: deadly car accidents caused when another driver negligently runs through a red light, colliding with another vehicle in the process. And although we hear about them on a frequent basis, the devastating impact it has on a community is never lessoned.
A motorcyclist from New Bern was killed when a driver pulled out in front of him, causing him to collide with her vehicle. The crash happened on a recent Sunday on Highway 43 at the Wilmar Road intersection, which is about 5 miles north of Vanceboro. A 20-year-old driver from Washington, North Carolina, turned left off Highway 43 onto Wilmar Road and directly into the path of the northbound motorcyclist. The rider of the motorcycle died at Vidant Medical Center. After an investigation into the crash North Carolina State Troopers charged the female driver of the vehicle with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. There were no reports that alcohol was a factor in the fatal crash, however the criminal charges do point toward negligent driving as a possible factor. When a person is injured or killed by a negligent driver a civil complaint in the form of a personal injury or wrongful death claim is often not far behind criminal charges.