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September 2011 Archives

Highway accident kills North Carolina woman

A North Carolina schoolteacher is dead after her vehicle was struck by a piece of metal that fell off another vehicle. Investigators with the North Carolina Highway patrol determined that the fatal accident occurred when a broken leaf spring fell from the undercarriage of a dump truck and broke through the woman's windshield and struck her, probably in the face or torso.

16-year-old drivers in fewer fatal crashes than older teens

Getting a driver's license is a big step for many people. Parents often fear it and teenagers await the day in eager anticipation. While many have blamed teens for poor driving based on their lack of experience and tendency toward distracted driving, new research performed in part by the University of North Carolina shows that fatal crashes involving brand-new drivers are dropping.

North Carolina truck driver injures police officer

A North Carolina man has been accused of causing a truck accident that left a 52-year-old police officer injured. The accident allegedly occurred when the suspect ran a red traffic light and collided with the officer, who was directing traffic near busy fairgrounds. According to the police report, the officer was thrown nearly 50 feet after being hit. He was then taken to a nearby medical center, where he remains in critical, but stable condition.

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