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August 2012 Archives

Restaurant parent company to pay $1.1 million after fatal crash

The parent company of an increasingly popular restaurant chain will pay $1.1 million to the family of a North Carolina man after he was killed in a fiery car crash. The fatal accident occurred when one of the restaurant's employees slammed into the victim's car from behind, pushing it into a concrete wall and causing it to explode in flames. The 32-year-old employee was charged with felony DUI after registering a blood alcohol level of 0.24 during a breathalyzer test. The suspect was released from jail after paying $52,349 in bail. He was not named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

North Carolina teenager dies in reckless-driving collision

A car accident in North Carolina has left a 19-year-old young woman dead, with several other people sustaining severe injuries. Police say that speeding appears to have played a critical role in the wreck, but no charges have been filed as of yet, pending the result of their investigation. Authorities reportedly found empty beer bottles in one of the vehicles, but do not currently believe alcohol contributed to the accident.

North Carolina truck crash injures judge, daughter

A North Carolina circuit court judge and her teenage daughter sustained injuries after being struck by a semi-truck on their way to a college orientation. While the crash ultimately prompted the mother and daughter to seek treatment at a hospital, they said they felt "fortunate to have escaped it without injury or death."

North Carolina girl recovering after crash

A 12-year-old North Carolina girl has been taken off a ventilator more than three weeks after she was seriously injured in a traffic accident. Doctors placed the girl into a medically induced coma following the accident. Although the girl has begun to talk, her mother explained that her speech is still slow and slurred. Doctors say the girl suffered severe brain injuries, adding that they would not be able to determine the full extent of her injuries until the swelling in her brain subsides.

Patients take issue with North Carolina malpractice law

According to a recent study, the amount of fatalities in North Carolina caused by traffic accidents and homicides combined is still lower than the number of deaths attributed to preventable medical mistakes, which injure and kill thousands of North Carolina residents each year. However, many of these patients say they are having difficulty securing compensation for these mistakes, largely due to a recently passed North Carolina law.

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