A North Carolina woman is dead after her family's vehicle was repeatedly struck on I-95 in Georgia and, ultimately, run off the road. According to jacksonville.com, a white Toyota with New York plates hit the SUV in which the was a passenger before causing it crash. The woman who lost her life was Jean Leonard, 60 of Gastonia, NC. Cynthia Bloch, 43, and a 9-year-old child, also of Gastonia, were traveling with the woman in the SUV and suffered injuries.
The SUV overturned, and all three victims were ejected from the vehicle, suffering head and neck injuries. The Toyota sped off carelessly.
Police are still investigating the horrific accident. It's shocking to believe there are drivers out there with this much anger and the audacity to end someone's life. It's tough to imagine road rage on that scale, though studies show it's a serious condition that afflicts many drivers. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.
As North Carolina personal injury lawyers, attorneys woth our law firm have experience dealing with wrongful death cases like this family surely has. When someone is killed because of someone else's negligence or, in this case, because of another driver's anger, the family may be entitled to damages. No one deserves the treatment this family received on the road, and the driver of the Toyota needs to pay for his or her actions.
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