A 25-year--old hit-and--run suspect from North Carolina appears to have fled to Texas to avoid charges in connection with a recent car accident. The man is accused of striking and killing a man on a moped at about 6 p.m. on March 30 while driving on Liberty Road. Authorities report that the 64-year-old victim died shortly after arriving at the hospital. The suspect in this case will face both criminal charges and possible civil liability for wrongful death.
A 14-year-old girl is dead following a violent car accident that left several other people injured. A representative with the North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) said that troopers believe a 22-year-old driver struck the vehicle carrying the girl when he failed to obey a stop sign and cut a corner. Prosecutors have charged the man with driving while impaired and may file additional charges against him depending on the result of the NCHP's investigation.
A 20-year-old woman faces criminal charges following her involvement in a serious crash that left a North Carolina motorcyclist dead. The North Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed that the suspect does not appear to have been intoxicated at the time of the fatal motorcycle crash, adding that speed was not a factor in the crash. However, the woman was ultimately found to be responsible for the fatal accident.
A 50-year-old North Carolina man faces jail time after being arrested in connection to a truck accident that left a tow truck driver dead. The suspect faces numerous criminal charges, including driving while impaired, felony hit and run and second degree murder. Police say the man has 11 previous license revocations and eight DWI convictions on his criminal record. He has been detained on $1 million bail and is presumed to be a flight risk, as he has no permanent ties to the area.
A North Carolina woman has filed a lawsuit against the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, claiming that hazing by the group contributed to her daughter's death. The wrongful death claim argues that the car accident that killed the victim could have been prevented if not for the sleep deprivation and other negative effects inflicted on the victim and other new pledges by older sorority members as part of a hazing ritual.
A 27-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a car accident that left a North Carolina man seriously injured. The victim, a popular college baseball coach who helped coach two U.S. Olympic baseball teams, was hospitalized following the accident. Despite sustaining serious injuries, the victim's wife told reporters he is nearly back to normal and was cracking jokes within days of the accident. He was listed in good condition at last report.
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.
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.
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.
Teens throughout the nation embrace the summertime sun and fun during their break from the stressors of school. Kids are eager to create new memories with their friends during the summer months and for many, one of the rights-of-passage is to receive their driver's license and celebrate the accomplishment with their peers. Sadly, the excitement of receiving a new license is quickly dashed when a driver's inexperience leads to heartbreaking injury and death for a small community.