People in North Carolina might be alarmed after they hear about the case of a truck driver in Arizona who ended up killing a police officer after he was distracted by porn on his cell phone while he was driving. The 33-year-old truck driver allegedly put his wallet over his cell phone when the crash occurred to attempt to hide his cell phone from his trucking company's dash camera.
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.
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.
A 60-year-old woman died after she was involved in a car crash in Charlotte, North Carolina. Two other people were seriously injured as a result of the crash. The 60-year-old woman was a passenger in a car that was hit almost head-on by another car that reportedly crossed the center line of the road. The woman's 70-year-old husband, who was driving the car, as well as the 19-year-old driver of the other car were seriously injured.
The early morning hours can be both a blessing and a curse for drivers on North Carolina's roadways. While there are fewer vehicles on the roads, the likelihood of coming across a drunk or fatigued driver increases dramatically. It's a grim fact Smithfield residents were reminded of this month after a 47-year-old man was killed in a tractor-trailer crash along Interstate 95 on the first day of June.
Losing a loved one in a motor vehicle accident is never an easy thing to deal with; this is especially true if that loved one is a child. For one family, their grief over their loss may be lessened this month after police announced they may be pressing charges against the man responsible for her death.
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.