Although North Carolina is not particularly dangerous for drivers, the state sees its share of car accidents. This is especially true when the warmer months of the year bring a wide variety of vehicles to the road, and people have to contend with negotiating space around each other.
One particularly tragic event involved a fatal collision of two cars in Durham recently that also resulted in charges for the driver of one. The suspect was driving a sedan north on State Route 751 when he swerved at the sight of a bicyclist. His car ended up in the opposing lane of traffic and struck an oncoming car.
The three occupants of the other car, two women and one man, died instantly. The road was closed briefly for cleanup and an investigation. The other driver, who police did not suspect of impairment, was later charged with driving left of center and misdemeanor death by vehicle.
The victims' friends and community members gathered to remember them as dedicated people who brought life and light to their friends. "She was always on the go doing something volunteering her time, to help with various community events," a friend of one of the victims said of his deceased friend.
People who are hurt in motor vehicle accidents and the surviving family and friends of the fatalities of collisions may claim financial damages in civil court to try to make up for the loss associated with death or long terms of recovery. An attorney can help victims and their families work through the difficulties that come after a car accident.