An arrest has been made in the hit-and-run accident on state route 321 that resulted in the death of a 53-year-old woman from Lincolnton on a recent Wednesday night. North Carolina Highway Patrol officers arrested a 33-year-old man on felony charges. The suspect was subsequently released from police custody on a $25,000 bond.
Charges were filed on April 17 against a driver who was accused of causing a fatal car accident that left an off-duty police officer dead. The authorities stated that the man, an employee of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, was driving a state-owned vehicle at the time of the accident. He was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and driving left of center.
According to a public opinion poll, many believe that hands-free technology in vehicles is safer to use while driving than handheld cellphones. However, North Carolina resident may not know that several studies show that this is not the case.
A head-on collision on U. S. Highway 21 in State Road left the drivers of both vehicles involved in the crash dead and a passenger in one of the vehicles with critical injuries. The fatal collision happened just before noon on April 3.
An accident on Interstate 95 resulted in the injury of at least four people, including children, and the deaths of two men. Nine people were involved in the fatal accident, which occurred at about 3 a.m. on March 26 near exit 95 in Smithfield.
A 20-year-old woman from North Carolina was killed in an accident that occurred at about 9:41 p.m. on March 14. The Seagrove woman was traveling on Needham Grove Road toward Robbins. The road crested into a hill where authorities say visibility is poor. According to police, as the woman's car crested the hill, she drove slightly left of center. At the same time, a 1994 Toyota 4Runner driven by a 20-year-old man from Asheboro approached. The driver hit his brakes, but his 4Runner still moved towards the woman's car. She tried to turn the vehicle away, but it was struck by the oncoming Toyota.
A chain-reaction crash occurred as drivers, attempting to avoid an accident, slammed on their brakes. Most of the vehicles involved either went out of control or rammed into other cars. A transport van belonging to the Twin County Disabled American Veterans Chapter in Rocky Mount was found upside down in a ditch, according to reports. A male passenger in the van died, and the 63-year-old female driver was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville due to her injuries. No other drivers were hurt in this incident.
Wake County police tracked down an accused hit-and-run driver on Feb. 13 after he allegedly fled the scene of a crash that claimed two lives. The fatal car accident took place in Garner on Interstate 40 where at least three men were trying to service vehicles stuck in a roadside ditch. A 21-year-old Kure Beach man in a Volvo reportedly drove by those men and hit two of them, leaving one dead at the scene and another suffering fatal injuries.
A man who accidentally ran over a North Carolina cyclist pleaded guilty in the cyclist's death. The fatal car accident occurred six months ago.
A North Carolina woman was struck and killed by an SUV after she got out of her disabled vehicle on U.S. Highway 70 on the morning of Dec. 13. The North Carolina Highway Patrol was able to reopen one lane of the highway in Clayton during the heavy drive period of the morning commute. Other lanes of the highway remained closed for two hours.