When driving in inclement weather, extra caution is often necessary. A North Carolina car accident in Hartnett County has injured a trooper and another driver. Although police believe rain was a factor in the two-vehicle crash, the driver said to be responsible is now facing charges. The accident was serious enough to warrant the closure of N.C. Highway 27 for several hours.
A car accident can happen at any time and pretty much anyplace with little or no warning. While not all car accidents are fatal, many result in serious injuries. Recently, a North Carolina car accident occurred that sent everyone involved to the hospital.
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 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.
A drunk driving accident can occur anytime a person is impaired and gets behind the wheel of a car. All drivers assume a reasonable duty of care for other people sharing the road. Making poor decisions and deciding to drive after the consumption of alcohol can result in severe consequences. A recent news story highlights the dangers of deciding to drive under impairment. An alleged North Carolina drunk driver caused two separate accidents on March 8, one which resulted in injuries.
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.
It's always jarring to read a story wherein an officer of the law has been involved in an accident. But, given the sheer magnitude of time they spend on the roadways, a car accident seems almost inevitable at some point. However, wrecks often happen because of negligence on the part of another driver. Recently, a Brunswick County, North Carolina, police officer was involved in a fatal car accident by no fault of his own.
Last week, two people were tragically killed in a serious car accident in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Police have charged a local man with causing the accident. According to them, the driver was intoxicated at the time of the collision.
In several other posts we have discussed the tragedy and injury that are often the results of a serious car accident. Sometimes, such collisions are in fact accidents, attributed to poor road or weather conditions. Other times, however, accidents can be attributed to a specific driver's behavior, as in a recent crash in New Hanover County that injured several people.
In a tragic accident earlier this month, a 60-year-old Wilmington, North Carolina, man died in a car accident in the vicinity of Greenfield Lake Park. His 21-year-old female passenger was hospitalized with serious injuries. The accident happened when the man's antique car merged from Carolina Beach Road onto Third Street.