A sudden injury from a car crash or accident puts a wrench in your life, especially around the holiday season. Suddenly you cannot work, are worried about your upcoming bills, and may fear your to afford the events and travel headed your way.
Small accidents or non-catastrophic vehicle crashes are a reasonably common occurrence in a person's life. You will probably be involved in a few throughout your lifetime-whether you hit another car or another person accidentally injuries you. However, what happens when that seemingly painless accident from weeks ago suddenly becomes-literally and figuratively-a pain in the neck?
Being involved in a severe car accident is traumatic enough. A collision with an impaired driver can pose dire consequences for the injured and their families-especially if a casualty is involved. In 1983, North Carolina changed the state's laws specific to drunk driving and grouped all impaired driving into one, which is known as driving while impaired or DWI. That being said, someone is injured by a drunk driver every two minutes. So far in 2016, 378 fatalities have occurred in North Carolina.
One man is dead and another is injured following a serious crash in Catawba County on Sept. 30, according to local law enforcement. North Carolina State Troopers are still trying to piece together the cause of the car accident. Witnesses are still being questioned in connection with this case.
One passenger is dead and another is critically injured following a single-car crash on Sept. 21, according to local law enforcement. North Carolina police are still investigating how the car accident, which claimed the life of one local man and injured his friend, a football player for a local team. No charges have yet been filed in connection with this case, but the driver of the vehicle has been placed on notice by police.
A trucking company is under investigation following the death of a driver on U.S. Highway 21, according to local sources. North Carolina police are investigating the state of a truck carrying a load of rocks, one of which was dislodged, causing a car accident that killed a man north of Marion. Criminal charges are pending at the time of this writing.
A serious accident has left a high school student in a medically-induced coma, according to local sources. The North Carolina teen is in critical condition after a late-evening car accident on Aug. 23. No charges have yet been filed in connection with this case, and police are still investigating the particulars of the crash.
A man and his 7-year-old passenger are dead following a serious crash in Raleigh on August 2. The two-car accident also injured three other people. North Carolina authorities are still investigating the crash and have yet to announce their findings.
A red light violation very nearly ended in tragedy on July 23 after a two-car crash sent several people to the hospital. The car accident has resulted in charges being filed by North Carolina police against everyone involved in the crash. There is no word as to the current status of the injured parties.
Two people are dead after a single-vehicle crash set their car on fire and trapped them inside, according to authorities. North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the serious car accident in mid-morning on July 11. A third passenger survived the incident, they say.