Fatal Crash Kills Mother and Child in Huntersville, North Carolina | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Two people have died and one person was left in critical condition after a single-car crash which took place at around 12:53 p.m. on Wynfield Creek Parkway in Huntersville, NC.  Seth Smith, 27, was driving a Honda Accord when he lost control coming down the hill at the fork in the road.  Courtney Puckett, 26, and her 1 year old child were tragically killed from the terrible impact of the car crash.

The driver, Smith, was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.  Although the accident is still under investigation, it is believed that speed may have contributed to losing control of the vehicle. Charges could be pending upon further investigation after Smith’s release from the hospital.

According to research reported on the website Smartmotorist.com, over 95% of motor vehicle accidents (MVAs, in the USA, or Road Traffic Accidents, RTAs, in Europe) involved some degree of driver behaviour.  Drivers have a tendency to try to blame road conditions, equipment failure, or other drivers for those accidents. In fact, the driving behaviour of the responsible party is usually the primary cause. In a large percentage of cases, the cause is from excessive speed or aggressive driver behaviour.  Responsible drivers take into account not only their lives, but the lives of others before they encounter a problem such as losing control of a vehicle from speeding.

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