North Carolina State Patrol troopers reported that a head-on collision that occurred on Dec. 4 resulted in the death of a 51-year-old Albemarle woman. According to reports, the accident occurred on Route 52 around 7:00 p.m. south of Salisbury.
Officers reported that a 17-year-old Albemarle man was apparently driving a 2004 Toyota truck north on the highway. A 48-year-old man with several passengers was driving a 1996 Dodge passenger car south on the road. Authorities allege the 17-year-old crossed the highway's center line between Albemarle and Norwood, striking the Dodge head on. The force of the collision reportedly sent both cars off of the road.
The deceased woman was a passenger in the Dodge and was reportedly sitting in the backseat behind her husband, the car's driver. In addition to her death, the accident resulted in injuries to the woman's 48-year-old husband and a 28-year-old woman who was a front seat passenger in the Dodge. The other two passengers in the Dodge were children; it is unclear whether they were injured. Officers said charges are pending in connection with the accident.
Several people are killed in car accidents in North Carolina each year. In order to assist the families of those killed due to the negligence of other drivers, North Carolina personal injury attorneys may work to ensure that the families of those killed may hold the negligent parties civilly liable. By filing a wrongful death civil lawsuit, the families may attempt to seek compensation for the economic and noneconomic damages they directly sustained as a result of their loved ones' deaths. Families may be able to learn more about the damages available to them by consulting with a personal injury attorney.
Source: thesnaponline.com, "Woman dies following two-car head-on collision on U.S. 52", J. Drye, December 05, 2014