A two vehicle accident took place at the intersection of West 7th Street and North Graham Street in Charlotte, North Carolina (N.C.) which sent a limo driver to the local hospital. According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the limo driver was about to open the door for a passenger when he was suddenly struck by a passing truck driven by Kyle Carter, 23. Carter continued driving and failed to stop and check on the driver’s condition.
The limo driver was taken to the hospital and was treated for minor injuries. A short time later, police located Carter’s vehicle on the Brookshire Freeway and charged him with hit-and-run and driving while impaired. Additionally, drug paraphernalia was found inside his vehicle making matters much worse.
According to a Drunk Driving Facts and Figures by ehow.com, motor vehicle accidents involving alcohol kills 36 people each day in the United States. Worldwide, it’s estimated that approximately 70 people die every day in alcohol-related crashes. The statistics clearly show that our roads and highways are not as safe as you might be lead to believe.
If you are a parent with children who are driving age, please make sure that they are physically and emotionally capable of driving. Although training and classes for teens have improved over the years, it seems there are a many more distractions these days, especially in the form of a cell phone, or ipod.