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Drunk driving crash in North Carolina kills 1, injures 1

A Dec. 19 accident involving a drunk driver left one person dead and another hospitalized. The accused motorist, a 46-year-old man, is facing various charges in connection to the incident. He was scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 22.

According to police officers in Charlotte, the man was driving a 2011 Infiniti when he hit a moped with enough force to lodge it in the front of the car. The moped driver and passenger were both thrown from the vehicle when it was rear-ended by the Infiniti. The man operating the moped suffered serious injuries, and he was taken to a medical facility. The female passenger died at the scene.

The Infiniti driver traveled for about a mile with the moped lodged in the grill before parking and running from police on foot. With the aid from police dogs and helicopters, the authorities were able to locate the man. He was apprehended and taken to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was charged with DWI, felony death by vehicle, two counts of hit-and-run, not possessing an operator's license and felony serious injury by vehicle.

The unexpected death of a loved one in a car accident might leave family members struggling financially with monthly obligations. In addition, a family might be overwhelmed with the sudden expenses that stemmed from the wreck. In order to recover some of those losses, they could choose to file a civil claim for wrongful death. A family may find it beneficial to hire a lawyer during this time.

Source: WSOC, "Man accused in deadly Charlotte moped wreck to face judge", December 20, 2014

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