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.
A man who lost his wife and unborn child in a drunk driving accident in 1993 has become an advocate in the fight to prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. He is biking over 200 miles and is set to travel from Salisbury to Wilmington. The man survived the drunk driving accident but was left with a traumatic brain injury that has impaired both his speech and memory. He also sustained nerve damage in his hands and his legs.
Getting behind the wheel of a car is a huge responsibility. Still, for some reason, driving becomes one of those daily habits that is often taken for granted, and it's very easy to forget how dangerous driving can be. This is especially true when the distractions of everyday life take over -- as they often do during an early morning commute. A recent car accident in Wilmington, North Carolina, resulted in serious injury, and is a stark reminder that operating a motor vehicle should never be taken lightly.
In today's hustle and bustle world, it seems everyone is distracted and constantly hurried. With phone calls, texts, appointments and multi-tasking a mainstay of modern life, it's not uncommon for people to lose focus of what is right in front of them. Unfortunately, this hurried lifestyle can have deadly consequences on the road.
As many people in North Carolina know all too well, car accidents can cause immense tragedy and devastation. Unfortunately, North Carolina was home to yet another fatal car accident recently.
Car accidents in Wilmington, North Carolina, and elsewhere are unique in that it is not always possible to know the extent to which someone has been injured simply by looking at the scene of the crash. Sometimes, a head-on collision that leaves two or more cars mangled beyond recognition results in both drivers walking away with minor scrapes. Other times, a simple fender bender results in death. And there are even car accidents where a person appears fine in the immediate aftermath of a collision, only to suffer serious injury or death in the following hours or days.
A recent car accident involving an automobile and a moped raises some important issues. The accident occurred at about 3 p.m. on a Monday night in North Carolina, just south of Wilmington on Highway 87 near the intersection of Sunny Point. Few details of the accident were released, except to say the two vehicles collided and one person was sent to the hospital with injuries. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. They did not disclose which driver was sent to the hospital.