No one plans to become involved in a Wilmington car accident, but sometimes there is no escaping it. In the event of a crash, options exist for the injured party, or their family if a death occurs. Car accident injuries can often result in the need for long-term medical care, a cost that can quickly add up and become financially burdensome. When this happens, victims can often reach out and seek assistance with their cases.
Anytime a pedestrian or anyone on any type of smaller motorized vehicle is in an accident, the injuries can be far worse than if two regular cars or trucks were involved. A Wilmington man has finally succumbed to his injuries after being involved in a deadly accident. The car accident happened while the man was at Carolina Beach. He was on a motor scooter when he was struck by a car. The man was apparently transported to the hospital after the crash, but passed away two days later.
Wilmington police arrested a man on May 22 and charged him with a weapons crime. The 38-year-old man was taken to the New Hanover County jail where his bail was set at $50,000. The violent crime arrest occurred after police allegedly watched the man trying to sell a weapon in the 2400 block of Colonial Drive.
An alleged gang member is in police custody in Wilmington, accused of a violent crime. The man is accused of shooting a 22-year-old unarmed man after a fight. The claimed violent crime led to a single count of first-degree murder.
A Wilmington woman involved in a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a young man has pleaded guilty to charges of fleeing the scene of the accident. The woman has been sentenced to serve two months in jail and will also undergo three years of supervised probation. The accident victim is still recovering from the injuries he sustained last summer.
Drug charges are taken very seriously in the New Hanover area as three men are now finding out. The men, ages 24, 27 and 32, are facing drug charges after an investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. The investigation is ongoing and began in January, eventually leading to the arrests.
Wilmington police are concerned about the rising number of car accident fatalities. The area is ranked as one of North Carolina's most dangerous places to drive, and the death toll has increased so much that it is beginning to raise even more concerns. Car accident deaths cannot be controlled only by enforcement efforts, so police are calling for motorists to use caution and diligence while on the roads.
When operating any type of vehicle, drivers assume a reasonable duty of care for the safety of others on the road. While diligence and being watchful can prevent many accidents, sometimes a small careless error can result in tragic consequences. In recent news, a motorcycle accident took the life of 68-year-old North Carolina man. The accident occurred on the night of Friday, April 20, in Wilmington. The motorcycle accident occurred after the man turned left in front of a Port City Taxi.
Drug-related convictions in North Carolina can have serious consequences. Those convicted could be facing jail time, fines and other penalties, not to mention the damage it can do to a person's reputation in his or her community. One couple recently discovered this after they were convicted of drug crimes.
When operating a motor vehicle, a reasonable duty of care must be assumed for others in or near the roadway. Although a car accident cannot always be avoided, paying attention to pertinent traffic laws and being vigilant on the road can help drivers avoid collisions. Recent news in Wilmington highlighted a car accident where one of the drivers apparently failed to stop for a red light and struck another vehicle.