When we ride in someone else's car as a passenger, we entrust our safety and livelihood with the friend or family member behind the wheel. Accidents, however, can happen at virtually any time for virtually any reason.
A North Carolina man is dead after the car he was riding in ran off Old U.S. 52 near Pilot Mountain, NC, and struck a tree. The accident left another passenger injured, and the driver has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle, reckless driving, and making an unsafe lane change.
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, the crash occurred when the driver, goin 70 mph in a 55 mph zone, swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle stopped at the intersection with Volunteering Road. He went off the right side of the road, overcorrected, crossed the center line and went off the left side of the road.
Our thoughts go out to the deceased victim's family and loved ones. Police say speed was a major factor in the wreck.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, consider consulting with our North Carolina personal injury attorneys. We have the experience and expertise necessary to fight for you in court.