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 person is in critical condition and another is in hospital after a driver careened into a tractor trailer. The accident, which happened in the early hours of June 20, blocked traffic for several hours while North Carolina police reconstructed the scene. The suspected drunk driving accident is still under investigation at the time of this writing.
A national watchdog organization has suggested sweeping changes to drunk driving laws in all states, according to a recent report. Here in North Carolina, a drunk driving accident is a sadly common occurrence, with 1,227 in 2011 alone. The National Transportation Safety Board is suggesting that a change in the legal limit may help to curb this trend and lower the frequency of DWI-related wrecks both on the state and national level.
A North Carolina police officer faces charges after a recent incident. The sheriff's deputy was charged with suspected drunk driving and has been fired from his post. The drunk driving accident incident occurred in Onslow County.
A tragic crash in North Carolina has resulted in the death of a man and criminal charges against the driver who may have been responsible. The fatal accident occurred during the evening hours close to a local seafood restaurant. So far, there have been no specific details released about what may have caused the crash.
Some North Carolina families may have had their lives impacted by a drunk driving accident. Any time that someone chooses to get behind the wheel after consuming alcoholic beverages, it is possible that they could be involved in an accident that results in serious injuries or even a fatality. Victims of a drunk driving accident have legal rights available to them and may be able to seek compensation through the civil courts.
The cause of a tragic North Carolina car accident has been linked to high speed and drinking while driving. The crash occurred in the early morning hours when the driver lost control of his vehicle while trying to negotiate a curve. The truck veered off of the road and flipped, ejecting one of the passengers. The driver deemed responsible for the car accident is now facing criminal charges including DWI, underage drinking and reckless driving.
Last week we wrote about a North Carolina woman who was facing murder charges related to a fatal car vs. motorcycle accident. The woman has now been convicted after being accused of driving the car that killed a father and son last year. The fatal accident happened in October 2011 when the father and son were riding together on a motorcycle.
A North Carolina mother has plans to hold a rally for her daughter who died in a fatal accident. The 19-month-old girl was killed several months ago in a drunk driving collision in Vance County, North Carolina. The man responsible for the fatal accident is facing several felony charges including felony death by vehicle, driving while impaired and reckless driving to endanger.
Driving a car is an enormous responsibility. A vehicle can become a deadly weapon if not operated carefully and cautiously. Unfortunately, even the most diligent North Carolina drivers can end up in an accident, but when a reckless driver is on the road, the likelihood is heightened.