A North Carolina two-vehicle crash that led to the death of a young mother has resulted in charges for the other driver according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The man was charged with misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle and failure to stop at a stop sign.
The accident happened when the other driver’s Chevy truck crashed into the Ford truck driven by the young mother at the intersection of Northam Road and Snead Road in Rockingham, NC.
The young mother was driving a friend and her three children when the wrecked occurred. The friend suffered neck injuries and two of the children had to be treated at the Carolinas Medical Center for injuries they sustained in the accident. The young mother was ejected from the Ford after being hit on the driver’s side. The other driver only had minor cuts and bruises.
The charges leveled against the other driver carry a maximum penalty of 150 days in jail given that there are no indications at this point that drugs or alcohol were involved in the collision.
This crash demonstrates just how dangerous something so small as running a stop sign can be. Other drivers do not stand a chance when a fast moving object slams into them. The man responsible for the terrible crash has been charged with several crimes and also faces the possibility of additional civil suits as a result of the accident.
The victims’ loved ones should consider speaking with a North Carolina wrongful death lawyer to weigh their legal options. Just because the at-fault driver faces criminal charges does not preclude the victims’ loved ones from seeking restitution through a civil claim.
If you, or someone you know, have any questions regarding personal injury or wrongful death claims it is best to contact experienced Charlotte, North Carolina wrongful death lawyers like those at Arnold & Smith, PLLCj. For a free consultation, call at 704-370-2828.
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